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.
LEAD ARCHITECT: Huckabee Inc.
AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT: Water Technology Inc.
- 50-meter Myrtha competition pool
- 25-yard practice and therapy pool
- Spectator seating for 850
- Two moveable bulkheads
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