September 5, 2018 – The WECRD Board approved LCA Architects proposal to be the architect firm for the indoor pool project. Next step, LCA will draft a contract of services for the board to approve.
August 2, 2018 – We are Requesting Proposals for Architectural and Engineering services in regard to a project to build an Indoor Pool Facility in Mountain Home, Idaho. Proposals are due back August 24, 2018.
We envision a multi-purpose and multi-generational indoor pool facility that is approximately 22,000 sq. ft., complete with a six lane competitive lap pool, a leisure pool which includes a zero-depth entry, lazy river, and general use pool, there is also a whirlpool/spa, waterslide, and splash pad area. Also included in this facility will be men and women locker rooms, multi-purpose community rooms, office space and storage.
The WECRD desires that the new indoor pool facility be planned, designed and built in a collaborative manner with community input and task force oversight. We wish to explore and implement opportunities for this to be a state-of-the art facility, incorporating a sprung building design, and sustainability and energy conservation concepts, if affordable on a life-cycle cost basis.
The WECRD requests demonstrated competence to: work within a specific design/construction budget, maximize the use of space for an indoor pool facility while providing optimal visual appeal. Additional discussion regarding the specifics and location of the facility, budgetary parameters, as well as the project timeline, will be available at the interviews.
June 25, 2018 – Meeting with LCA Architects and WTI, Inc.
They provided us with designs and costs associated with building an indoor pool. The different options would be a dome/bubble enclosure, Sprung Building, Metal/pre-fabricated building, and/or conventional build. With the funds WECRD has currently, the Sprung Building is our first option with a potential for a conventional build for office spaces, locker rooms, etc. LCA Architects will be at the July 18th Special Board Meeting with their design(s) to show us.
“Sprung designs high performance tensioned membrane structures that take only days to customize and weeks to build. Our innovative building solutions are engineered for total design flexibility, all-weather performance and strength, long term quality and cost-effectiveness. (Sprung.com)”
Here are some pictures of Sprung Pools:
Water Technology Inc. provided us with this great presentation of all the various pool options out there. Our goal is to provide the Mountain Home community with a multi-purpose and multi-generational pool facility. We will keep you informed on our progress. Contact WECRD if you have any questions.