Echo Hollow Pool

Eugene, Oregon
Construction Cost: $11.5 million
Area / Square Feet: 13,250
Occupancy Date: June 2022

The Echo Hollow pool was originally built as an indoor/ outdoor aquatic center in 1969. After decades of operation, the entire complex needed several improvements due to its aging infrastructure, plumbing concerns, outdated design, energy inefficiency and the need for an overall facelift. The community expressed a need for play areas for young children, increased ADA accessibility, and more lap lanes to provide increased programming and user capacity.

The renovation of the indoor pool added a zero-entry ramp and two new diving springboards. The outdoor portion of the original pool was demolished and replaced with a new 25-meter-by-25-yard pool capable of hosting competitive swim meets and water polo matches, as well as supporting 1- and 3-meter springboard diving. An activity pool was also added that includes a zero-depth entry, wet play elements, two additional shallow 25-yard swim lanes for lessons and therapy programs, water basketball and a 19-foot-tall, 134-foot-long water slide. Constructed to LEED Silver standards, the innovative design significantly reduced carbon emissions through the use of a highly efficient electric heat pump system, indoor and underwater LED lighting, and a 167-panel solar array on the roof. The aquatic facility support spaces were upgraded as well, including an attractive entrance and lobby, new locker and changing rooms with more private showers and a spacious new family changing area, an additional 1,300 square feet of staff office space, and an updated fitness area.


Robertson Sherwood Architects


Aquatic Design Group


• Indoor pool with zero-entry ramp 

• 25-meter competition pool 

• Zero-depth-entry activity pool 

• Two diving springboards 

• Water basketball 

• Water slide


ADA LiftsAqua Creek Products LLC 
Chemical Control SystemsBECS Technology Inc. 
Sanitization Systems
Westlake Water Solutions, Accu-Tab System