The Aquatic centre continues to crawl around the front of the building - above is the continuation of the front lobby foundation which will eventually reach almost to the existing outdoor pool. The plumbing drainage lines are being placed where the upper mechanical room will be as well as the pool change rooms. This are has now been backfilled and compacted close to final floor level. Once all the plumbing is in place, the concrete floor slab will be poured.
Above photo shows the area which forms the deep end of the pool. The “V” shape of the wall will allow for the diving board on deck and still maintain proper area around it. If you have visited Kimberley Pool, this same feature is there. The wall beside the elevator is currently being formed and you can see from the photos how high the final elevator shaft will extend ( approximately 5 feet through the roof.)
The lower photo is facing Hillside Street looking out the back door from the mechanical room over the loading dock and shows the beginning of what will be a rather large trench to get electrical and other services in from the curb. Service power to the Community Complex will be significantly upgraded from what it was however everything was designed with the most logical energy efficiencies in mind.
The horsehoe pitch reaches brilliant green to offset the backfill which was roughly graded out recently. The soil was from the excavation of the changerooms and went towards leveling out the sharper slopes in certain areas. This area is graduall;y getting finished—soon to come will be the chain link fence around the roof to protect the surface as well as secure the air handling unit from vandalism.
The floor layers have spent all week laying down and gluing the rubber skate flooring after cutting around all obstacles. The corridor will host a black with red flecked border with a black and blue fleck section in the middle which also runs throughout the change rooms. The floor is made from recycled rubber and is quite durable..
The tilers continue on with the showers and other areas in the washrooms laying the 2 inch square tiles which must number in the tens of thousands. They will begin grouting once that is finished which will also take a fair bit of time.