The Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center in Kearns, Utah, looked to Sprung for a unique solution that could be designed and erected to neatly enclose its Olympic-sized 50-meter swimming pool. With racing lanes used by local schools to house polo championships, the pool structure provides an enclosed environment for team matches that would have otherwise been played out of state.
The existing fitness facility presented some unique design challenges for Sprung, one of which included the proposed structure’s proximity to other buildings and pools on property. Sprung’s design department developed a solution to help meet this issue by transitioning to a 110’ structural width from a 120′ width on both flat ends to help attain a much closer fit to the other structures.
Working closely with Kearns, Sprung helped design a year-round facility that would provide the look and feel of a conventional facility, with the atmosphere and functionality of an indoor/outdoor pool. The combination of seven opal-translucent electrically operated Sunshine Doors and four translucent Kalwall door systems allows for a bright, outdoor environment without the inclement weather and harsh, glaring sun. The Sunshine door system opens upwards at the touch of a switch, and provides the structure with an increased level of natural daylight and cross ventilation.
With seating for up to 1,000 people, the 23,400-square-foot pool structure features a tan Dupont Tedlar Membrane complete with custom daylight panel application and Salem Blue Kynar membrane wave pattern at its base, and an R-30 encapsulated Johns Manville formaldehyde-free insulation package for comfortable climate control. An added Sprung connecting corridor provides easy access to the existing facility, and a state-of-the-art sound system with 8’ x 16’, 22 mm full-color, video-capable scoreboard provides an authentic sporting experience for all attendees.
Impressed by all the available options that could be integrated into a Sprung structure, Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center chose Sprung for its speed and quality of construction, energy-efficiency, and its virtually maintenance-free design. Besides a custom sprinkler system and natural day-lighting, the Kearns pool complex also features a custom inverted lighting package that uses a highly reflective, tensioned interior liner that uniquely diffuses lighting to eliminate blind spots during polo meets that would traditionally occur in conventional constructions.
Made fully operational just in time for their summer season, the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center used Sprung as its preferred solution of choice.
“Both swimmers and spectators have commented on how “comfortable” the facility is not only in the cold winter months, but also during the summer where we simply control the temperature by opening doors to the outside and exhausting air thru exhaust fans.”