OpenAire builds a spectacular retractable roof enclosure for Ontario Racquet Club’s new 25 metre Junior Olympic pool
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – September 14, 2015 – OpenAire has created a breathtaking addition to the Ontario Racquet Club’s (ORC) newly-expanded athletic facilities located at 884 Southdown Rd, Mississauga ON Canada. The local company OpenAire, designed and installed a stunning and vibrant glass retractable roof enclosure measuring 62’ 4” wide, 114’ long and 23’ high to house ORC’s new aquatic centre. This non-obtrusive designed structure offers a completely open view of the sky, giving club members the impression of being outdoors at a resort. The curved roof design and walls contain a 25-metre-long Junior Olympic pool and open onto a brand new patio with a small children’s splash pad, and BBQ pit, extensive lounge area, and a beautiful waterfall feature. OpenAire’s automated retractable roof system allows members to swim in the sunshine and fresh breezes of hot summer days, but closes automatically at the first sign of rain or inclement weather, letting everyone enjoy ORC’s aquatic programs 12 months a year.
Ontario Racquet Club, Canada’s largest private health, wellness and sports club, has been offering outstanding indoor and outdoor sports facilities to the Greater Toronto Area since 1975. Now ORC is growing to offer even more services and athletic space to patrons. The new pool and its enclosure are quickly becoming the centrepiece of ORC’s cutting edge expansion. The energy efficient structure allows the pool to maintain a perfect temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit in any weather. Along with the club’s other new additions, it has already become a hit with members and has increased membership at the club by 20%.
“The OpenAire enclosure for our pool has exceeded our expectations in every way,” says Jeff McCarrol, CEO of Ontario Racquet Club, “It is perfect for the summer months with its retractable roof, and even has that summer feel in the winter with the glass enclosure. We absolutely love it, and more importantly, so do our members.”
The enclosure and retractable roof structure are sure to offer many years of reliable service, thanks to OpenAire’s maintenance-free aluminum truss system. OpenAire’s Oakville manufacturing plant builds all of its enclosures with energy efficiency in mind, meaning this new pool enclosure will give ORC substantial savings on heating, air conditioning and lighting costs compared to a conventional indoor pool structure.
Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, also expressed his excitement for completing ORC’s new aquatic centre. “We are delighted to help Ontario Racquet Club improve its facilities and offer its members and families a new Junior Olympic sized enclosed pool area,” he says, “ We’re pleased with all the success it has brought thus far, and we’re sure this customized solution will give ORC the ideal balance between an indoor and outdoor pool year-round.”