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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 165 (131)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 165
Page 165

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 165

FIGURE C2 (left) shows the block being set up in a wall fully enforced with steel vertically and horizontally in the little channel which you see

An accompanying table gives the size pool, area, length pool wall, (costs are proportional to length of pool wall), the size community it will take care of and the probable costs of these pools running the range of absolute minimum that you can get by with to a more or less maximum cost of building it up to a very high standard, Also, noted is probable operating and maintenance costs.

Professional Service Important

Now we might mention some details just to show you how the proper type of professional service is not only invaluable, but must be used in designing your pool, and which will give you an insight into a great many of the things that must be taken care of. For instance, lets take a 60-foot by 90-foot Ovoid pool with an area of 4434 square feet. It has a volume of 173,500 gallons. With water weighing about 8.33 pounds per gallon, we have a total weight of around 725 tons of water which must be maintained

in a tank which doesnlt leak. A very simple statement but containing two things hard to obtain: A proper pool wall design, and a Spool that doesn't leak." Now frost ensues in cold climates and really does more damage during the nine months of the year when you dont use the pool than during the three-month period when you do use it, so youiVe got to design so that frost-action doesnit start breaking up the structure. Then there is the complicated matter of proper piping to take the water to the pool and from the pool through the filter. Proper routing of patrons is paramountly important. And all of the other arrangements and facilities which must be worked out to make such a structure pass State Board of Health requirements require skilled engineering services for proper design. Details make a proper

THIS TABLE given much valuable intormatlon about pool size. costs. operation and maintenance.

in this arrangement. Figure C3 (right) shows some precast concrete pieces which go in wall. Toward back are depth sign blocks which are needed.

swimming pool, but a swimming pool is no detail!

It might be said here, that a swimming pool is about 20 per cent mechanical, about five per cent electrical, about 10 per cent architectural, about 15 per cent miscellaneous equipment, and about 50 per cent civil and structural. So the pool design is best taken care of by engineering service in the civil or structural category, since that's the type of structure it is. It is not an architectural structure as so many think, but an engineering structure, comparable to a water works or sewage disposal plant.

A little insight into the enormous amount of detailing required to build such a pool should impress the above thought on the reader. So weire going to take one type of construction and give a few details on just what is involved. We have developed a type of construction, using concrete block. We start out with figure Cl showing a concrete block which has been scored on the

Size - Ovoid Area, SqFt Length Wall, Feet

Capacity bathers, l-time

Size - Rectangular Area, SqFt Length Wall, Feet

Capacity bathers, l-time

For Community Size, People

Cost - Minimum* - Maximum* * For Ovoid Pools.

. h0x60 . 50x73 . 60x90 . 70x105 . 80x120 . 100x165

2096 306 ##35 6065 8157 13516 169 207 248 290 338 443 156 246 356 515 680 1215

30x60 35x75 45x90 50x105 60x120 75x165

1778 2603 4045 5245 7178 12354 180 220 270 310 360 480 118 191 315 406 560 1035

6000 9000 13000 20,000 30,900 50,000

i5o,000 60,000 $75,000 $90,000 $110,000 $160,000 65,000 80,000 100,000 130,000 175,000 250,000

For Rectangular Pool costs, add 10% to above cost figures.

For Ovoid Pools of sizes given, with bathhouse about one-third as large as would be used above, and using absolute minimum construction and equipment conditions, thruout, BUT using good Engineering, filters, For sunken pool and bathhouse

$30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 $75,000 $110,000

BUT, these pools will not be of equal size (Except pool size and filters) permanence, details and equipment.

cost would be about:

Operation/Year in $ ** Maintenance/Year in $ **

** Does not include Taxes,

32 500 $3,000 $3,500 750 1,000 1,250


5,000 1,500

6,500 1,750


epreciation or Amortization.


1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 165