LAN was retained by the Middletown Recreation and Parks Department to rehabilitate the existing pool at the War Veterans Memorial Pool at Fancher Davidge Park which has been closed since 2008 due to its inability to retain water along with other structural, health and cosmetic issues.
The pool complex was originally constructed in the 1940’s after World War II. The main pool consisted of a 40’x120’ main pool and a 45’x45’ shallow wading pool. The new work at the main pool included a new concrete pool shell with Diamond-Brite plaster pool finish, new enlarged concrete pool decks, modifications to the main drain to comply with current health department regulations, stainless steel perimeter supply and overflow gutters, a new surge tank, all new supply and return piping to a new state of the art filtration system.
Renovations to the wading pool included removal of the old wading pool and installation of a new concrete deck and padded safety liner. New aquatic spray features and water activities were installed. Children can now cool off with water from a spray worm, gusher jets, spray hoops, pop jets, a water cage and even sit on a water shooting turtle. The water features are filtered by a state of the art filtration system similar to the main pool. The spray park is the first of its kind in Orange County, New York. The spray features are controlled through an automatic controller that is fully programmable to vary the experience for users.
New filtration systems were installed for both areas that included perlite filters that minimize backwashing and are automated for media optimization. New pumps with VFDs were installed to conserve energy usage. Liquid chemicals were eliminated with the use on automated chlorination systems using chlorine tablets and PH is being controlled through the use of liquid Carbon Dioxide.
Other improvements to the site included new handicapped access into and throughout the pool complex, new bath house siding, roofing, and doors, security lighting with LED area lights, and a new electric service that replaced the old high leg Delta service.
The pool complex was renovated for $1.4 million dollars and grand opening was held on June 30, 2014 just in time for Independence Day and the beginning of the summer pool season.