Aquatic Design Portfolio 2015: Cherokee County Aquatic Complex

Site: Holly Springs, Georgia.
Project submitted by: Cooper Carry, Water Technology Inc.

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Architect Cooper Carry and aquatic designer Water Technology Inc. began programming, design and engineering for the new Cherokee County Aquatic Complex in late 2010. The new facility opened in May 2013 to serve area swim clubs, families, high school teams and neighborhood swim teams. through a full range of aquatic programs including competitive and recreational swimming, learn-to-swim classes, aquatic exercise classes, aquatherapy and scuba diving.

The indoor facility includes a 50-meter competition pool that can accommodate 750 spectators, a 25-meter recreational pool and indoor classrooms. The 18,000 square foot outdoor recreation area features a zero depth recreational pool, water play area, slides, and plenty of room for lounging.

The aesthetic design features an explosion of primary colors. Visitors’ eyes are drawn to the vivid reds, blues, greens, and yellows creating an oasis-like feel in contrast to the property’s natural surroundings. The slides and play elements stand out, and the outdoor beach theme catches the attention of swimmers and encourages them to play.

Reference architect:
Cooper Carry, Atlanta, Georgia.
Aquatic design engineer: Water Technology Inc., Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Square feet: 23 118
Cost: $ 15.7 million
Occupation: May 2013

Starting blocks: SR Smith
Access ramps / stairs, ladders / grab bars, cleaners / vacuums: Aquatic specter
Bleachers: Southern Bleachers Company
Chemical control systems: ProMinent fluid checks
Dehumidifiers: Pool pack
The diving boards: Duraflex International
Filtration systems: Neptune-Benson
Lane markers: Anti-wave pool products
Lockers: Donco inc.
Dashboard / Timing systems: Daktronics
Water feature features: Vortex aquatic structures


From15In 2015 Athletic Affairs® introduced the first aquatic design portfolio. From wading pools to competitive swimming venues, these projects showcase the latest aquatic trends and design concepts. We hope they will serve as an inspiration to professionals in the sports, fitness and recreation industries and their own aquatic projects. For more information, click here.

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