Delta State University (DSU) commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker and Shafer & Associates Architects to provide a swimming pool audit for the indoor competition pool and associated systems at DSU Aquatic Center. The pool is an indoor 50-meter “stretch” competition venue with 1-meter and 3-meter springboard diving. The facility was constructed primarily as the home of the DSU men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, but is also extremely well utilized by a great variety of other programs and patrons.
The audit included a visual inspection of the current conditions of the pool including pool finishes, deck areas, gutter and filtration systems, pool water heating equipment, chemical feed and control systems, and piping and recirculation systems. The audit also identified design or equipment deficiencies. Team members made determinations about the facility's ability to meet ADA requirements, health standards, and general safety regulations. The final report detailed the existing condition of the pool and its equipment including life expectancies. Recommendations were made for short-term and long-term repairs or replacements which included cost estimates.