Tuesday, December 29, 2009

RecManagement magazine on pool structures

With Cheshire's talk of possibly spending $5,000,000 on a pool enclosure, Energy Commission member Dave Gavin sent me this link about a nationwide trend toward enclosing pools with permanent structures.

RecManagement's Dawn Klingensmith discusses bubbles specifically:

Several types of enclosures are offered at a variety of price points. At the most affordable end of the spectrum are vinyl-coated polyester air-supported structures, commonly called domes or bubbles, which generally are put in service for winter only and stored during the warmer months....

In summary, air-supported structures should perhaps be thought of as affordable short-term solutions for pools simply aiming to stay open through the winter but may not be an ideal option for aquatics facilities looking to develop robust, year-round programming.

Tim White

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