Moseley Architects, authorized by Old Dominion University, commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide a swimming pool audit in July, 2006. The swimming pool at the University, located in the H & PE building, was constructed in 1967. As with other pools built in the 1960's, it is facing physical obsolescence. Equipment needs to be replaced or repaired. The pool and mechanical system has items that, if addressed, will enable the pool operate more efficiently.
As budget allows, repairs and replacements will be made to the pool and pool mechanical systems. Improvements have been made to the pools and mechanical systems over the years with the most significant renovation in 1994. At that time, changes were made to the pool finish, filtration and recirculation system and chemical feed system. Since then, repairs/replacements have been made on an as-needed basis.
The University commissioned this audit to assist in identifying items that are substandard or not operating as designed such as: flooded gutter due to the absence of a surge tank or balance tank, chlorine chemical feed pumps, stained pool tile, obsolete chemical controller, stainless steel covers over the gutter tile lip, deck tile grout and deck cleanliness, ponding of water in pool tunnel on the shallow end of the pool, and no safety rails for 1-m diving boards. The audit report also identified the various costs involved with any modifications, replacements and/or additions that are required to escalate the existing aquatics facility to a standard that complies with governmental regulatory agencies, as well as meet the expectations and visions of the Old Dominion University pool.