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City of Globe Community
Center Pool Revitalized
By Joshua Albertson
F
or nearly 10 years, the City of Globe (Arizona) Community Center
Pool was empty. In 2014, the pool was closed due to continuous
water loss and mechanical components that were at the
end of their useful life. The concealed concrete gutters had failed
along with the perimeter piping. The pool basin was in major disrepair, and
the facility did not have a working filtration system.
For many years after its closure,
discussions took place about making
repairs. As discussions proceeded
about how the swimming pool
would be best used, city residents
began expressing their opinions on
the types of features they would
like to see. Based on that feedback,
the city realized the pool needed
a complete overhaul to accommodate
the growing population and
particular needs. Following a major
renovation, the pool reopened
on June 2, 2023.
Through
the
renovation,
the
pool's square footage doubled in
size, and many amenities were added,
including a splash pad, zeroentry
area, new decking, a heater
to lengthen the swim season, a
moving bulkhead to allow competitive
swimming and a community
center that would host additional
programming. The new aquatics
components will not only extend
the life of the pool by many years,
but also save the city time and
money in annual maintenance and
allow for additional programming.
The features include:
Stainless-steel perimeter pool
gutter system - The new gutter
system was the most economical
solution for this project because
it
provides
consistent skimming
along the pool water surface, and
the perimeter supply tube removes
the need for traditional perimeter
piping. The city also included automatic
surge control weirs within
the gutter system, which keep the
pool water circulating when not in
use, thus eliminating the need for
its existing surge tank.
Vacuum sand filtration system
- Since the new perimeter pool
gutters incorporated automated
surge control weirs, the need for
a surge tank was eliminated, and
the footprint for the vacuum sand
filtration system was automatically
created since the filter room
was positioned along the deep end
of the swimming pool. With this
setup, no additional excavation
around the area was needed. The
water is clear, and constant maintenance
is no longer required.
PVC membrane - The pool basin
was in extremely poor condition
but was ultimately saved with
a reinforced PVC membrane in
addition to the extensive repairs.
The membrane is a flexible layer
of PVC with a strong inner core of
polyester mesh fabric that is custom
cut, fitted and bonded onsite to ensure
a completely watertight pool
surface. With the installation of the
PVC membrane, the city will never
After being closed for nearly 10 years,
the City of Globe (Arizona) Community
Center Pool reopened following a transformative
renovation.
have to worry about re-plastering
or fixing
avoiding
chipped
the
paint
again,
expensive cost of
yearly maintenance and the threat
of a patron suffering an injury. The
membrane also was installed on
the new splash pad, which will give
kids a much softer and slip-resistant
surface to play on.
Moving pool bulkhead
-
During the pool's extended closure,
the Piranha Swim Team did
not have a place to meet. With the
addition of a moving pool bulkhead,
the pool can now be adjusted
for multiple course lengths and
be used for multiple programs simultaneously.
Not only does the
Piranha Swim Team have a place
to practice and hold competitions,
but also the city is now able to
offer additional programming opportunities
to its residents.
The City of Globe Community
Center Pool has been revitalized
to
its
fullest
welcome families and competitive
swim teams for years to come.
Joshua Albertson is Sales Manager for
Natare Pools (jpa@natare.com).
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