Huntsville Aquatics Center continues new Legacy Pool renovations

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The Huntsville City Council has approved a construction agreement for phase four of the Huntsville Aquatics Center. (City of Huntsville)

As summer gets closer and folks start thinking about heading to the pool, the City of Huntsville has some exciting news about the Huntsville Aquatics Center. Phase 4 of the center’s renovations are about get underway after the Huntsville City Council approved a $6.4 million renovation contract for the Legacy Pool.

Here’s what’s happening:

Legacy Pool renovations

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The Legacy Pool at the Huntsville Aquatics Center has been the site of some amazing competition. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

The $6.4 million contract with Garber Construction Company involves an extensive renovation of the Legacy Pool, which has remained largely untouched since the facility was transformed into the Huntsville Aquatics Center in 2017.

The addition of the 50-meter Competition Pool and Instructional Pool put Huntsville swimming on the map, with the center hosting numerous championship competitions. Upgrades are a must.

Improvements will include:

  • New bleachers
  • New exhaust system
  • LED lighting
  • New windows and wall panels
  • Roof panels will be replaced or repaired
  • Updates to the pool and deck area, including new blocks and timers

An improved Huntsville Aquatics Center

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Swimming in Huntsville a pretty big deal, by the way. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Swimming is a big deal in Huntsville, and having the Huntsville Aquatics Center means the city’s swimming community and culture can thrive.

“We’re looking forward to this next chapter for the Huntsville Aquatics Center. said. The Legacy Pool has served generations of swimmers and divers. This project will ensure that legacy continues. From the ventilation to the seating, the renovation will improve the entire user experience.”

Parks and Recreation Director James Gossett

Construction is expected to begin in July, with the Legacy Pool closing to the public at that time. Lap and recreational swimmers will move to the Competition Pool. Divers may utilize the boards at Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Pool.

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