Poolhouse Sketch – Eldorado Aquatics Center, Scottsdale AZ. 2003

The original Eldorado Pool was constructed in 1967 and had outlived its usefulness for neighborhood needs. Scottsdale desired more features like water play features and a greater family orientation while retaining the desirable elements being used by the mature population of the area. The new pools consist of the traditional competitive elements; an eight-lane racing area and a diving area with four diving boards. The competitive pool is accessible with stairs to allow for water therapy exercise classes. A slide pool was built to accommodate a double slide and tube structure. The slide pool is also sized and heated to allow for 90 F. for hot water therapy in the winter. This pool is accessible with stairs and a ramp. A play pool was constructed to allow for a zero depth beach area and a 40′ X 40′ water area for a large, interactive water play feature.

The site contains three buildings encompassing almost 7,700 square feet of space. Buildings include an entry/control center with dressing rooms, restrooms, showers; a family/handicap accessible dressing room; an office, lobby, admissions desk; deck equipment storage; and a multi-use room that can serve for community meetings and the staff break area and first aid station. A separate fitness/therapy studio for weight training and aerobic exercise and community meetings is east of the break room building. The last building houses filtration equipment, heaters, pumps, and chemical treatment equipment.

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