Texas Tech Student Leisure Pool

Texas Tech Student Leisure Pool

Lubbock, Texas 2010

Project Description

The new pool at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center features a variety of aquatic activities for the Texas Tech community to enjoy. With its convenient location next to the REC and intramural fields, the pool is in the heart of the rec sports area of campus, and students are lining up for their opportunity to dive in.

The two-acre complex boasts a versatile arrangement of activities. Students can enjoy a long ride on the lazy river or take part in games of water volleyball or basketball. A separate pool is home to a drop slide and a diving board. In case hunger strikes, “Sam’s Place,” a poolside café, offers fresh sandwiches, smoothies and refreshments. Those interested in relaxation can soak in a large hot tub that accommodates as many as 20 people. One of the most exciting new features is the bubble couch, which consists of an isolated aquatic bench that massages its users with bubbles while they recline and enjoy the day.

For those not looking to get wet, the facility features several areas designated for soaking up the sun. The Student Leisure Pool is the first, and currently the only, outdoor location on campus to be fully Wi-Fi enabled, so students can study poolside.

Project Details

Architect: Brinkley Sargent Architects; Dallas, Texas
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman-Hunsaker; St. Louis, Mo.
Construction Cost: $7.26 million
Square Feet: 67,320
Occupancy: September 2009

Chemical Control Systems: Stenner, Chem-tainer

Covers: Spectrum Aquatics

Deck/Basin Surface: Ultra Poly - Basins

Diving Boards: Duraflex Int'l Corp.

Filtration Systems: Nemato, US Silica

Gutters: Grate Technologies

Heaters: Campus Steam

Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Lighting: Amerilite, Pole lighting - Visionaire

Lockers: Tufftec

Pools - Controls: Pentair Water, Intermatic, BECS, Sensus, Aquaticon

Pools - Pumps: Nemato, Marlow, PACO

Sanitization Systems: Stenner, Chem-tainer

Shade Structures: Sunports

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Ampco

Water Play Features: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

Water Sprayground: Crystal Fountains