TMP Architecture authorized by the Troy School District commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to perform an audit of the existing pools at Troy High School and Athens High School as part of larger pre-bond facility assessments throughout the district.
At Athens High School, a thorough evaluation of the pool and related systems uncovered many areas recommended for repair including a large amount of calcification below the pool deck indicating leaks from the pool shell; grout joints between the tile had eroded in many areas and some tiles were missing; a vacuum sand filter was open to the larger mechanical room atmosphere and it back washed to a large holding tank in the basement which flooded resulting in a significant amount of standing water; starting blocks had not been outfitted with current competitive accessories; and deteriorated diving boards.
Assessing Troy High School uncovered a similar vacuum sand filter that off-gassed to the larger equipment space leading to corrosion of uncoated ferrous metals and accelerated deterioration of equipment systems. A lack of redundancy with the recirculation pump has caused the pool to be shut down for maintenance. And the pool had
Both facilities were recommended to replace the deteriorated diving boards, add medium-pressure UV systems for chloramine destruction, and upgrade the antiquated timing system and scoreboard. Additionally, the main drain covers were recommended for a replacement to maintain compliance with Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act compliance. Finally, an opinion of the probable construction cost was provided for the recommended repairs and additional equipment costs for future replacement budgeting.