AQUATICS ENGINEERING  & POOL SNAPSHOTS UDSDF HOME

Wallover Architects Counsilman-Hunsaker Aquatic Design Group
Natare Corporation Stark Bulkheads Neptune-Benson
Paddock Atlantic Whitten Pool Products CB South High School
Warrington, PA
Parkland High School
Allentown, PA
Hotchkiss School
Connecticut
North Penn High School
Landsdale, PA
Bucknell Natatorium 1
Pennsylvania

Cumberland Valley High School
Carlisle, PA

Kenyon College Natatorium
Ohio
Dallas Middle School
York, PA
Bucknell Diving
Pennsylvania
New Saline High School
Michigan
Northern York High School
Pennsylvania
Bucknell Natatorium 2
Pennsylvania
Haslett Public Schools
Michigan
Westminster High School
Connecticut
Summit Middle School
Johnston Community School District

Iowa
Glenbrook North High School
Illinois
South Side High School
Indiana
Keller Independent School District
Texas
Huron High School
Michigan
Jasper High School
Indiana
Hempstead High School
Iowa
Indiana University
Indiana

USA Swimming Facilities Development Department

Filtration Fundamentals

Getting Pool Lighting Right

Case Study: Kinney Natatorium, Bucknell University "Where The Bison Swim"

SizeWise: Choosing the Right Pool

stainless steel issues in natatoriums

Designing a Natatorium

The good, the bad, and the ugly in natatorium design - aquatic sports facilities

POOL DIMENSION OPTIONS (note: 25 meters = 27.34 yards)

L (yds)

W (yds)

sq. ft

Lanes

Comments

25

15

3375

6

inadequate - current pool size; limited activities
swimming & diving cannot occur simultaneously

25

20

4500

8

difficult to design for concurrent swimming & diving (needs separate diving well - see below)

25

27.34

6150

10

25 m X 25 yd allows concurrent swimming & diving; can run lanes either direction; flexible for multi-use including water polo

40 20 7200 8

"stretch" pool with bulkhead - allows for separation of diving and swimming activities; flexible for multi-use

40
(35m)
25 9000 8+

optimal dimensions ; similar to above "stretch" pool with bulkhead - allows for separation of diving, swimming activities; flexible for multi-use including water polo competition.  Lanes can run either direction.

10 10 900 -

 separate diving well (13 ft. deep.); minimum for two 1 meter boards; eliminates need for deep end in main pool (max 8 feet); safest option; decreased footprint vs. other options