Competitive pools provide swimmers a place to practice and compete, as well as a venue for other water activities. While competitive pools must be rectangular, deeper and cooler than recreational pools, they also can accommodate fitness lap swimming, lifeguard training classes, swim instruction, water polo, synchronized swimming and countless other activities.
The professional staff at Water Technology, Inc. has designed competitive pools which implement the most advanced technology available; movable floors, which change pool depths; movable bulkheads, which split a pool into sections, and allow for flexibility and multi-use; filtration and water treatment, which affect water quality and pool environment; timing systems and displays, which engage the spectators in the competitive events.
By designing facilities which combine the best technology with the design techniques of traditional fast pools, Water Technology, Inc. leads the industry in competitive design. An important aspect of competition pool design is designing for to create fast pools. We do this through the control of turbulence with deep gutter troughs, uniform recirculation, wave quelling lane dividers, high water quality utilizing ultraviolet light or ozone systems, controlling water temperature and quality air handling and lighting systems. The combination of these elements promote good visibility in the pool as well as the psychological stimulation of the swimmers. Water Technology, Inc. has built our name and our reputation around providing quality water and using technology when appropriate, combined with traditional designs.
Across the nation aquatic facilities have been changing. The addition of leisure pools and leisure components to facility programs has been on the increase. It was only a natural extension to this trend that leisure pools would begin appearing within the university market. These collegiate leisure components tend to differ from what is now considered a typical recreation leisure pool.
Water Technology, Inc. knows how to incorporate these leisure components into university programs and target the leisure elements to specific programs. There needs to be a balance between the competitive and leisure programming to combine both elements of recreation into one facility.