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Garland ISD Aquatic Center

Garland, TX
Construction Cost: 65,000 SF
Area / Square Feet: $30.1M
Occupancy Date: December 2020

The Garland ISD Aquatic Center was part of a 2014 bond election, when voters approved plans for the education updates and upgrades project. Garland ISD’s natatorium features a 50-meter Myrtha competition pool, two moveable bulkheads allowing for a multitude of lanes and event configurations, 1- and 3-meter diving boards, and spectator seating for up to 1,200. Water depth ranges from 7 to 14 feet to accommodate the diving teams.

Garland’s shallow pool ranges from 3 to 4 feet deep for learn-to-swim programs and water safety courses, one of the most highly emphasized programs at Garland ISD.

Upon entering the natatorium, athletes and guests will observe superior air quality due to the inclusion of an innovative system that removes chloramine gas from the surface of the water, thus reducing the amount in the air for swimmers and spectators. The facility can be used to host events and meets of all kinds for local and regional swim teams and clubs. Natatoriums like this one are a necessity, serving the growing Dallas-Fort Worth area communities in strategic regional areas for each school district.

QUICK FACTS

LEAD ARCHITECT: Huckabee Inc.

AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT: Water Technology Inc.   

COMPONENTS

  • 50-meter Myrtha competition pool
  • Two moveable bulkheads 
  • 1-meter diving board 
  • 3-meter diving board

SUPPLIERS

Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Bulkheads, Gutters, Ladders/Grab Bars, Starting Blocks: Myrtha Pools

Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson / Evoqua

Evacuator: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

ADA Lifts, Ladders/Grab Bars, Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics