Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Swimming Pool
Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Swimming PoolMadison, WI
The first municipal swimming pool in Madison, Wis., takes its name from two retired jewelers who contributed a lead donation of $2 million toward the facility?s design and construction. The pool?s accessible location provides public aquatic recreation to residents of all ages and backgrounds.
The $5.3 million facility contains a total of 16,500 square feet of recreational water with a zero-depth entry; an interactive water-play area; two water slides; an eight-lane, 25-meter competition pool, starting platforms and 1-meter diving boards; a sand area; large decks with shade structures and deck furniture; a concessions stand; and guest-changing areas. The pool can accomodate up to 1,000 swimmers.
Earth tones were chosen to maintain the area?s park-like atmosphere, while portable shade structures can be relocated as the sun moves. Numerous windows were installed in the buildings to make use of natural light, and different colors, textures and designs create an intriguing, non-institutional look.
Project DetailsArchitect: Water Technology Inc.; Beaver Dam, Wis.
Area: 5.5 acres
Construction Cost: $5.3 million
Occupancy: June 2006
Diving Boards: Recreonics Inc.
Filters: Neptune-Benson Inc.
Handicapped Equipment: Aqua Creek Products LLC
Heaters: Lochinvar Corp.
Ladders/Grab Bars: S.R. Smith
Lifeguard Chair: Tailwind Furniture
Safety Equipment: Spectrum Aquatics
Surface: Natare Corp.
Surface: Grate Ideas Inc.
Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.
Water Play Features: SCS Interactive