In August 2019, Counsilman-Hunsaker performed an assessment of the Norridge Park District Community Pool. The assessment began with a visual observation identifying items that were substandard in the pools, items not meeting current industry swimming pool design standards, and mechanical equipment not operating as designed, ultimately assisting in defining a course of action regarding the future of the pools.
The major deficiencies and concerns with this facility were the mechanical equipment configuration and the amount of water loss. Because the four bodies of water – a lap pool, plunge pool, tot pool, and sprayground – share one mechanical system, all four pools were required to shut down if a contamination incident occurred in any one of the pools. Considerable water loss was another major concern. Recommendations were made regarding both water tightness testing for the pool shells and piping pressure testing for the below-grade piping. These tests were performed following the site visit. An opinion of probable construction cost was provided for recommended repairs which will bring the pools up to current industry swimming pool design standards.