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RESA Middle School pool gets makeover - Rockford, Illinois

School pool cool again

The pool at RESA Middle School in Rockford, Illinois, hasn’t been used in nearly two years. The pool’s wall panels were peeling and cracking. Water was leaking.
 


 
Built in 1998, the pool shouldn’t have deteriorated as quickly as it did. About a year ago, Rockford Public Schools reached out to Fehr Graham and asked for help.

Fehr Graham engineers looked at the pool and thought the design looked familiar. Fehr Graham had a business relationship with Myrtha Pools, an Italian company that developed the Myrtha Technology. The company uses in its pools laminated stainless-steel panels and a buttress system to ensure waterproofing and sturdiness. Fehr Graham learned that Myrtha did not design or install RESA’s pool. Regardless, Myrtha helped Fehr Graham tailor a solution to repair the pool.

The pool’s water return piping was replaced. The floor of the pool was raised 9 inches in the deep end and 12 inches in the shallow end to better accommodate students who don’t know how to swim. The new liner installed by Myrtha should not discolor or peel for more than 25 years.

The pool was filled with water today, and students should be swimming in it again soon.
 

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Published: Oct. 19, 2017

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