Retractable Roofs for Health and Sports Clubs

Have a club with a pool? Need more members? You are in the right place!

Retractable roofs mean you can offer guests the benefits of both the indoors and outdoors. The best of both worlds!

Private Health & Sports Clubs stand to benefit tremendously from OpenAire retractable roofs structures and operable skylights. Since so many of these businesses feature pools – or plan to feature pools – a retractable translucent roof that lets in the sunshine can add the “wow” factor that differentiates one facility from the rest.

That “wow” factor can go a long way in both retaining current members and attracting new ones. As one OpenAire client stated,  “No other club in our area has a retractable roof system and it’s a completely different experience than a traditional indoor pool, providing us with a distinct competitive advantage.”

Other advantages of retractable roofs include

Zero maintenance: Unlike steel framing, our maintenance-free, thermally broken aluminum framing system withstands moist, chemical aquatic atmospheres and never needs to be repainted.

Energy efficiency: OpenAire special extruded thermally broken aluminum profiles reduce heat transfer through the structure. Thermal breaks and vapor barriers also control condensation.

Lower life cycle costs: With a maintenance-free aluminum truss structure and a decreased dependence on artificial lighting, dehumidification and air conditioning, OpenAire structures cost less to operate and maintain, offering tremendous long-term value.

Lightweight: Aluminum is much lighter in weight versus steel, which reduces the overall loads on your structure.

Aesthetic appeal: Extruded aluminum profiles have a superior aesthetic appearance that avoids the bulky look of steel. Custom aluminum extrusions also maintain their original appearance from the time of installation throughout the structure’s lifespan, in comparison to steel’s susceptibility to rust and corrosion over time.

Here is an example of a retractable roof installation at a private members club

Granite Club

For Toronto’s most exclusive private member social club, members wanted to convert the existing pool into a brighter space, and add 2 new pools. The result is a lean-to enclosure that opens 75% of the width turning this multi-use 4 pool complex into a bright open space members love. This is part of the reason this club is found as a winner on the world-renown list of “Distinguished Clubs”, a list of only the best global facilities.

Contact OpenAire for more information about retractable roofs at health and sports clubs today.


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