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2015 Aquatic Design Portfolio: Cherokee County Aquatics Complex

Location: Holly Springs, Ga.
Project submitted by: Cooper Carry, Water Technology Inc.

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Architect Cooper Carry and aquatic designer Water Technology Inc. began the programming, design and engineering for the new Cherokee County Aquatics Complex in late 2010. The new facility opened in May 2013 to serve area swim clubs, families, high school teams and neighborhood swim teams through a full range of aquatic programming, including competitive and recreational swimming, learn-to-swim classes, aquatic exercise classes, aqua therapy and scuba.

The indoor facility includes a 50-meter competition pool with spectator seating for 750, a 25-yard recreational pool and indoor classrooms. The 18,000-square-foot outdoor leisure area includes a zero-depth-entry leisure pool, water playground, waterslides and plenty of space for lounging.

The aesthetic design throughout features an explosion of primary colors. Visitors' eyes are drawn to the bright reds, blues, greens and yellows creating an oasis-type feel in contrast to the facility's natural setting. The slides and play features stand out, and the outdoor beach theme grabs swimmers' attention and encourages them to play.

Architect of Record:
Cooper Carry, Atlanta, Ga.
Aquatic Design Engineer: Water Technology Inc., Beaver Dam, Wis.
Square Footage: 23,118
Cost: $15.7 million
Occupancy: May 2013

Starting blocks: S.R. Smith
Access Ramps/Stairs, Ladders/Grab Bars, Cleaners/Vacuums: Spectrum Aquatics
Bleachers: Southern Bleacher Company
Chemical Control Systems: ProMinent Fluid Controls
Dehumidifiers: Pool Pak
Diving Boards: Duraflex International
Filtration Systems: Neptune-Benson
Lane Markers: Antiwave Pool Products
Lockers: Donco Inc.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics
Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures


Apd15In 2015 Athletic Business® introduced the inaugural Aquatic Design Portfolio. From splash pads to competitive swimming venues, these projects highlight the latest aquatic trends and design concepts. We hope they serve as inspiration to professionals across the athletic, fitness and recreation industries and their own aquatics projects. For more information, click here.



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