Vanderbilt University retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide an assessment of the pool at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. A site visit was completed on November 18, 2020. The purpose of this site visit was to evaluate the existing competition pool, its respective mechanical and chemical treatment systems and to report any areas that were substandard in preparation for a potential renovation of the natatorium and adjacent spaces.
The natatorium opened in 1990 and consists of one body of water, a 16-lane 25-yard competitive swimming pool that is 114 feet long and 75 feet wide. The pool provides various water depths, with one end having shallow water with a limited depth of 3’-6", which is more suitable for physical education classes, recreation, and swim instruction. The remaining half of the pool being deeper water up to 10’-0" in the deep end.