Gainesville Aquatic Center

PROJECT DETAILS

Owner:

City of Gainesville

Location:

Gainesville, Texas

Services Provided:

  • Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Administration

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EIKON conducted a feasibility study and designed the new Gainesville Aquatic Center. After 65 years the residents of Gainesville said goodbye to its traditional rectangular swimming pool and hello to a new multi-activity leisure pool. The existing 11,000 SF pool and two existing buildings were demolished to install a new 194,734 gallon pool, 1,630 SF restroom and concession building, and a 750 SF pool equipment building. 

The organic shaped pool provides a wide range of activities for all community members from the youngest to the young at heart. The zero depth area offers an ideal spot to wade in the water and enjoy the interactive play structure and geysers. Older children and adults who choose to venture further can partake in water basketball. This area is also ideal for water aerobics or swimming lessons. For the adventurous there are two slides and a climbing wall. 

EIKON  provided the planning and design for all associated piping, equipment, mechanical & electrical systems, parking, paving, signage, landscaping, irrigation, and lighting.

The aging mechanical and filtration systems were replaced with environmentally friendly disinfection and filtration technologies such as UV disinfection and regenerative media filtration for maximizing water conservation. The mechanical space was designed and laid out to be large enough to allow room for the equipment to be serviced and provide easy access to valves, meters and gauges. It is centrally located and designed for optimal operations within the facility.

Amenities include an outdoor leisure pool (5,407 SF) with zero depth entry, interactive play structure with dumping bucket, wet deck lounge area with geysers, one meter diving board, a drop slide, water basketball, aquatic climbing wall, large deck with runout slide, lounge chairs, and shaded areas.