Aquatic centers offer good, healthy fun for people of all ages. Those with retractable roofs are able to do so all year round. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down these facilities for the moment, but once life starts to resume a semblance of normality, aquatic centers will continue to offer great amenities for health and entertainment, no doubt with boosted safety and sanitation measures that will make them all the more appealing. If you’re looking for an entertainment option that will keep the kids occupied for hours while also promoting a healthy, active lifestyle in a safe and secure environment, then an aquatic center is exactly what you need.
A great example is the Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester, MA. This was an update on the existing Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Club and was intended to provide after-school facilities for at-risk youth. OpenAire built a free-standing, thermally-broken aluminum-and-glass enclosure over the pool, complete with sliding doors and a retractable roof, which, depending on the weather conditions, can open or close the pool to the outside air at the touch of a button.
To the south, in northeastern Arkansas, the town of Pocahontas boasts a public aquatic center aimed at promoting health, fitness, recreation, and sports for people of all ages. Housed in an OpenAire double-slope enclosure, the center’s two pools and other facilities have become a popular attraction for the county’s youngsters. Open to the fresh air on sunny days and protected from the elements when the weather turns bad, the Pocahontas Aquatic Center provides entertainment for local children, both after school and on weekends – throughout the year.
These are just two examples of aquatic centers that are enjoying the benefits of OpenAire enclosures, and also passing these benefits on to their communities. Enclosed pools enable facility managers to exercise greater control over the environment and increase the efficacy of sanitation measures, which, in addition to limiting the number of people who can access the pool at a given time and the adoption of careful social distancing measures, will ensure that these aquatic centers can still be healthy options for your children after the COVID-19 pandemic gets under control.
OpenAire specializes in the design and construction of enclosures used in aquatic centers and other facilities. Besides the two centers above, others include the Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center in Morrisville, NC, the Little Elm Aquatic Center in Little Elm, TX, and The Plunge at FIT, Belmont Park, San Diego, CA. There are many others and your facility could become one of them. Contact us for more information.