PBK Architects, authorized by the St. Edwards University, commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide a swimming pool and pool mechanical systems audit. Located in the Recreational and Convocation Center (RAC), the aging swimming pool has required considerable maintenance and repair effort in recent years with the most significant improvement being made approximately five years ago when the plaster pool finish was replaced. Since that time repairs/replacements have been made on an as-needed basis to keep the pool operational. St. Edwards University commissioned this assessment identify items that are substandard or not operating as intended, and to assist in establishing a path forward for the future of aquatic recreation offerings on campus. Providing a safe and sanitary environment for the users of the pool is the highest priority for the University.
Counsilman-Hunsaker evaluated the existing lap pool and the mechanical systems and provided an opinion of probable cost to address identified deficiencies. Items such as corrosion within the natatorium and pool mechanical spaces were a major consideration. It was recommended that the addition of a UV secondary sanitation system could help reduce the corrosiveness of the environment by helping to control chloramine levels in the pool water. Other items such as flow meters not functioning, as well as replacement options for the sand filter media were suggested. A summary of such deficiencies which warrant consideration for repair/replacement/renovation were identified and cost estimates itemized for the University’s reference.