• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard
  • Project Type K-12, Renovation
  • Project Service Design Services, Facility Audit
  • StatusCompleted 2014
  • ArchitectFox & Fox Architects

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Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, IL

Austin, Hubbard, Hyde Park, and Wells High Schools

Audits: August 2012

The purpose of the Chicago Public School pool audits were to address specific concerns at each facility. Three of the pools were suspected of having significant leaks either through the concrete pool shell or through the vinyl pool liners. The remaining site was experiencing failures of the pool tile, grout, and setting bed materials.

All audits included a visual examination of each pool as well as onsite discussions with architects, contractors, and swimming pool maintenance staff members. A report was prepared summarizing the conditions at each pool, observations made during the site visits, and recommendations for further testing to be done at each site.

Lake View High School

Audit and Renovation: October 2013

Counsilman-Hunsaker worked with Cordogan, Clark, & Associates to evaluate the existing natatorium for any items that were not in compliance with the current administrative code. After a thorough investigation of the existing facility and review with the school district staff, it was determined that a renovation of the swimming pool and mechanical equipment was necessary.

Counsilman-Hunsaker provided engineering services for the replacement of the mechanical equipment, removal of the pool gutter, installation of a new pool liner, piping, and skimmer system.

Dusable High School

Audit: June 2014

Counsilman-Hunsaker performed a one-day onsite observation that focused on pool structure and finishes, recirculation systems, pumps, piping, fittings, and valves. An evaluation of the filtration systems, water chemistry treatment, and monitoring systems was also performed, with a general overview of substandard conditions, materials or pool related systems.

Kelvyn Park High School

Audit and Renovation: August 2014

Cousilman-Hunsaker completed an audit of the swimming pool to investigate the cause or causes of reported leaks in the swimming pool and developed a scope of work to correct those issues. Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Fox and Fox Architects, was retained to complete the renovations on the pool components.

Roberto Clemente Community Academy

High School

Audit: April 2015

Renovations: October 2017

 Douglass High School

Audit: June 2015

Counsilman-Hunsaker performed audits of the swimming pools at Roberto Clemente High School and the Douglass High School. The purpose of the audits was to investigate possible sources of pool leaks by observing the current conditions of the swimming pools and swimming pool mechanical equipment. The reports were based on both visual observations and interviews with CPS staff members. A list of deficiencies was noted with recommendations to stop the pools from leaking.

Based on the findings from the Roberto Clemente Community Academy audit, renovations were completed in October 2017 consisting of new main drain sumps and covers, new suction piping, and a new pH buffering system.

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