HCC Celebrates 60th Anniversary
with An Upper Pool Makeover
HCC celebrated its 60th Anniversary with an Upper Pool makeover…actually; we built a totally new pool within the old pool. The new pool was a huge hit with the patrons; here are a few of the benefits:
- Expanded zero entry/beach area gives us increased shallow water for our youngest patrons
- Safe diving well; new layout meets current competitive requirements of depth, length and width
- Redesign of diving well repurposed an area for adult swimming
- All new plaster finish; all new piping and skimmer system; all new pool decking
- Two sets of steps makes entry and departure from the pool much easier than using a ladder for many of our patrons
- Pool can now be properly winterized with safety pool cover installed for the winter
News Flash … It’s the Lower Pool’s turn for a makeover!
Then in 2018, it was the Lower Pool’s turn for a major renovation. The depth of the competition/lap pool was increased at the starting block end for safety purposes. A stainless overflow gutter replaced the old pool’s skimmers.
To read about the planning for the makeovers, the resulting benefits and to see a collection of construction pics from each pool’s makeover CLICK HERE.
The work on the lower pool began shortly after the pools closed down for the season and continued into the winter. Years and years of paint were sandblasted down to the concrete and the top 18” of the pool walls were saw cut and removed so that a new perimeter overflow stainless steel gutter could be installed. The floor of the starting block end of the pool was “chopped” and removed so that the depth could be increased to allow for safer entry from the starting blocks. All new piping, to and from the filters have been installed along with the new concrete floor of the deep end. All new decks, new fencing, tiling of the lane lines/targets and the application of a quartz plaster finish are on the list to complete prior to filling the pool for the 2018 season.
Sunset over HCC’s newly renovated lower pool.
To learn more of the Center’s interesting history click on the “About HCC” button.