Tomball Memorial High School is welcoming a new aquatic center that is designed to provide a dedicated location for water sports practice and training. It is to be used by the students in the Tomball ISD school district.
Tomball Memorial High School's aquatic center includes an eight lane, 9,165 sq. ft. 25-meter stretch competition pool complete with a bulkhead separating five warm-up lanes and a dive well. The lanes can be adjusted via a movable bulkhead to accommodate either a 25-yard or 25-meter competition course as well as having the flexibility to configure a cross course to provide for 15 lanes. “Stretch pool design” provides dedicated water surface for competitive swimming or water polo and simultaneously accommodates competitive diving utilizing multiple dive platforms. There is on-deck seating for up to 250 spectators during competitive events.
Diving options include two 1-meter diving boards, two 3-meter diving boards and one 3-meter dive platform including an overhead harness to enhance training. The diving equipment includes an overhead harness system (above both the pool and deck) that can be used to assist and protect divers during training sessions. Additionally, there is a trampoline on the pool deck adjacent to the diving platforms that allows for dryland training.
The air quality in the pool area is improved by an integrated patented system by Paddock Pool Equipment which is designed to remove chlorine fumes at the water surface. A UV secondary disinfectant system is also provided as part of the pool recirculation system to destroy corrosive chloramines responsible for the “chlorine air” commonly noticed in natatoriums.
The technology for Tomball Memorial High School's natatorium includes a 176”x100” scoreboard, integrated electronic scoring and timing system and the sound quality within the pool area is enhanced through the use of an acoustical ceiling decking material. The competition pool also features eight (8) underwater speakers that can be used for coaching instruction or music during training sessions. Only a handful of high school facilities in the country have this equipment.