North Slope Borough School District – auditBarrow, AK
In March 2011, theNorth SlopeBoroughSchool Districtcommissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker and Burkhart Croft Architects to provide a facility audit for two swimming pools in the district: KaliSchoolandNunamuitSchool. The school district commissioned this audit to identify items that were substandard, not to currentAlaska’s Department of Education and Department of Environmental Health swimming pool requirements, or not operating as designed. New swimming pool technology was discussed to address current challenges experienced in relation to operating the pools. The goal of the audit was to assist in defining a course of action regarding the future of the pools. In addition, this audit prioritized recommended repairs which will bring the pools up to current swimming pool health codes and industry design standards.
Upon review of the audit findings, the North Slope Borough School District retained Counsilman-Hunsaker and Burkhart Croft Architects once again to replace the existing swimming pools at both locations. The new swimming pools will provide the local community with a safe and accessible place to swim and learn water confidence skills.
Aquatic Design & Engineering
The new pool at Nunaumuit School contains a 500 sq. ft. indoor 50 ft. by 10 ft. fitness lap pool complete with two fitness lap lanes, and the new pool at Kali School contains an indoor 650 sq. ft. 50 ft. by 15 ft. lap pool complete with two fitness lap lanes.