In October 2009, the United States Naval Academy retained Counsilman-Hunsaker and Culpeper Veterans Associates to perform an aquatic assessment of two additional pools: MacDonough Pool, a seven lane, 4,750 sq. ft. lap pool; and Scott Pool, an eight lane, 50-yard pool. The purpose of the aquatic facility audits was to identify items that are substandard in the pools; identify items not meeting current industry swimming pool design standards, or equipment not operating as designed; and to assist in defining a course of action regarding the future of the pools. In addition, estimated construction costs were provided for recommended repairs which will bring the pools up to current industry swimming pool design standards. This information presented a rough idea on construction costs helping the academy make an educated decision on whether to proceed or move forward with designing completely new facilities or renovating the existing facility.
Aquatic Design & Engineering
In 2014, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained by Stanley Consultants to work with Prime AE Architects to prepare construction documents for the renovation of historic MacDonough Hall including the seven lane, 25-meter pool and related mechanical systems. This renovation will include removing all finishes from the pool and repairing existing cracks in the elevated pool structure. The concrete pool shell will also be selectively removed to incorporate multiple main drains for the pool and to replace the existing perimeter gutter. All existing pool piping will be removed and replaced. Renovations in the pool mechanical room will include a regenerative media filtration system, ultraviolet light dechloramination and disinfection system, variable frequency drives, and state-of-the-art water chemistry control systems.