• Pool Type
  • Project Type K-12
  • Project Service Facility Audit
  • StatusCompleted 2012
  • ArchitectOh Planning & Design


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Chemawa Indian School – Salem, OR

Salem, OR

The Chemawa Indian School, in the mid-Willamette Valley north of Salem, is an accredited high school with grades nine through twelve. It is one of four remaining off-reservation boarding schools funded and operated by the Bureau of Indian Education.  Most of the students come from reservations and communities in the western United States.

Oh Planning & Design Architects, authorized by the Chemawa Indian School and Emerick Construction, commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker to provide a swimming pool audit in the spring of 2012.  The swimming pool was originally constructed in the 1970s.  Improvements have been made to the pool and mechanical systems over the years with the most significant renovation in the early 2000s.  The audit included the evaluation of the current condition of the pool including pool finishes, deck areas, gutter and filtration systems, pool water heating equipment, chemical feed and control systems, and piping and recirculation systems.  The audit also identified design or equipment deficiencies. The final report detailed the existing condition of the pools and its equipment including life expectancies.  Recommendations were made for short-term and long-term repairs or replacements which included cost estimates. In August 2012, Chemawa Indian School decided to move forward with the replacement of the existing swimming pool with a six lane 25-meter competition pool comprised of approximately 3,700 sq. ft. of water surface area.