Indoor Or Outdoor Pool - How To Get The Best Out Of Both

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Outdoor pools are more desirable in great weather, but it can be a huge expense with zero payback during cold seasons or rainy days. A retractable roof can bring the best of both worlds to your YMCA and maximize usage potential.

In some  climates, a retractable roof will only be open six months of the year. The remainder of the year can be too cold, wet and dreary to get most people into the pool. If, however, your YMCA has an indoor pool with a retractable roof, members will be more than happy to swim and play sports all year round.

In the past, retractable roof installations were reserved for water parks and other private facilities. Thanks to the yearly energy savings and lower operational costs that retractable roofs offer, however, many YMCA’s are now offering high-quality attractions and amenities that can compete with commercial entertainment venues (according to a feature by Athletic Business). You will be able to stay open year round with a retractable roof, thereby enhancing the value you offer your community and increase your ROI. Some of the major benefits of installing a retractable roof include the following:

  • Mitigate ventilation costs by letting fresh air circulate naturally
  • Increase programming, partnerships, and memberships
  • You won’t have to offer “seasonal” facilities anymore
  • Lower operating costs
  • No maintenance
  • Sustainability
  • Air quality

OpenAire has worked with the YMCA of San Diego County for many years, resulting in several new YMCA facilities in the area. Among them is the Mission Valley location, the first of the group, whose revenue from aquatic activities has increased more than 40% since opening their new enclosure. Get in touch with us to find out more about how you can get the best of both worlds with a retractable roof enclosure.

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