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Northwest ISD Aquatic Center

Justin, TX
Construction Cost: $36.5M (Estimated)
Area / Square Feet: 80,800 SF
Occupancy Date: January 2021

Water Technology Inc. worked with a local architect to design this state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot multi-use aquatic center that provides services for Northwest ISD students, the local community and Texas Health patients.

The aquatic center had been on the district’s wish list for more than a decade before coming to fruition. A natatorium feasibility study was conducted in 2008 through the bond program. In 2016, it was unanimously decided that one centralized, multi-use facility would be more sensible than separate pools at each district. The results are getting rave reviews throughout the district and beyond. 

The new Myrtha pools feature a 50-meter stretch competition pool holding 1.2 million gallons of water and the ability to accommodate up to five swim teams at a time, with spectator seating for up to 850. It also houses a complementary four-lane, 25-yard practice pool for warm-up, cool-down and therapy swimming. This facility provides an opportunity to advance the district’s swimming and diving programs and creates additional community benefits, including water safety courses, swim lessons and first-responder training. 

QUICK FACTS

LEAD ARCHITECT: Huckabee Inc.

AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT: Water Technology Inc.

COMPONENTS

  • 50-meter Myrtha competition pool
  • 25-yard practice and therapy pool 
  • Spectator seating for 850
  • Two moveable bulkheads

SUPPLIERS

Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

Bulkheads, Gutters, Ladders/Grab Bars: Myrtha Pools

Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson / Evoqua

Evacuator: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.

ADA Lifts, Cleaners/Vacuums, Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics

Starting Blocks: S.R.Smith