POOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
The Department has illustrative recent experience building and refurbishing pools and bathhouses. These current projects can be used to give examples to community members when garnering neighborhood input on new aquatic facilities. The projects also serve to confirm potential costs and timelines for public pool projects in Los Angeles in the 21st century.
Summary of Recent Pool Projects
|E.G. Roberts Pool||
|Pool renovation & bathhouse rehabilitation work. Construction is a joint effort of GSD and RAP.|
|Harvard Park Pool and Bathhouse||
|Project is in design. Demolition of existing pool and bathhouse. Construction of a new family aquatics center. Scheduled design completion is October 2004, construction in mid-2006.|
|Northridge Park Pool and Bathhouse||
|Project is in design. Demolition of existing pool and bathhouse. Construction of a new family aquatics center. Scheduled design completion is October 2004, construction in mid-2006..|
|A new pool facility. Demolition of existing pool and bathhouse. New family aquatic center consisted of a 75-foot by 80-foot pool with four swimming lanes and a water play area. The second water feature is a spiral water slide with a 20-foot by 20-foot landing pool that includes a water spray. In addition, a 6,000 square-foot multi-use building and bathhouse was built.|
|Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Pool & Bath House||
|New pool and refurbished bathhouse. The project budget was impacted by 30% because of unforeseen soil conditions caused by the years of pool leaking.|
|Addition of Splash Pad at North Hollywood||
|Replacement of small pool with a splash pad play area.|
The projects now in detailed design for Northridge and Harvard pools were developed conceptually upon the Stoner Pool example; members of the Northridge and Harvard communities visited Stoner for inspiration. Stoner is a premier Family Aquatic replacement project, including pool and bathhouse. At current construction prices, the example of Stoner applied to other projects for estimating purposes confirms the $4 million to $5 million range as minimum for new construction. The Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks project reflects a scope in which the pool is replaced while the bathhouse is extensively remodeled rather than replaced, however, at that location years of leaking contributed to soil conditions that added significantly to the total project cost. In-house efforts are bringing a re-build and refurbishment project of smaller scope to successful completion at E. G. Roberts pool for a more modest budget. The splash pad at North Hollywood is the type of water play feature that may be desirable in communities to supplement traditional pool facilities.