Situated against Hartman Park, the Redmond Pool offers lessons, classes and open swim to the community. The Redmond Pool is the only public pool in the City of Redmond, serving more than 90,000 visitors per year. Built in 1972 by King County using Forward Thrust bond funding, Redmond Pool was transferred to the City of Redmond in 2010. The City contracts with WAVE Aquatics to offer activities and services to the community; and to manage the daily operations of the open swim and community swim services.
After 47 years, the pool systems at Redmond Pool have outlived their useful life, and improvements to the pool are necessary and critical to the future use of the pool as a community space. The Redmond Pool will receive the first phase of essential improvements in summer 2019, beginning June 24, and extending into fall. These improvements will result in better air and water quality, energy efficiencies, operational savings and help preserve the pool for another 25 to 30 years.
During extensive community outreach in 2016-2017, aquatics was identified as a top community priority. In response, the City conducted an energy audit, and a consultant recommended improving the existing pool as the most cost-effective approach to maintain aquatics within the community. This past December, City Council adopted the 2019-2020 budget, approving a $5M contribution from the City and a Capital request of $3M to improve essential and high priority systems and make structural improvements to the existing footprint that will allow the pool to operate an additional 25-30 years.
Pool systems repairs and improvements will occur in two phases over two years.
Phase 1 updates can be found below. The pool is scheduled to reopen in fall 2019.
September 3, 2019
The boilers were set up in their final location, and gas lines were reworked to the mechanical room. The domestic water lines over the pool were also replaced. Crews onsite continued to work on the air ducts, mechanical room, and the roof this week.
August 26, 2019
Crews did demo work on the drywall throughout the facility, concrete pads were poured into the mechanical room for the equipment, and new boilers were placed. Work also continued on the roof, where details around the edges of the upper roof was completed.
August 12, 2019
Crews completed welding on the structural steel frame, completed ductwork and finalized the insulation taper and roofing on the upper roof.
August 5, 2019
Crews continued work on the upper roof – with the second half of the upper section completed this week. Work was also completed on installing and coating structural steel in the mechanical room, and testing was completed on the skylights.
July 29, 2019
This week the crews started the installation of the new taper system on the roof, and 40% of the upper food was installed with the new TPO surface membrane. A ramp was also constructed, and installed in the pool to allow crews to move lifts into the pool and completed work on the ACT ceiling above the pool.
July 22, 2019
Crews installed steel and structural steel components in the mechanical room, and removed filers out of the surge tank.
Roof insulation was delivered, and staff continued to demo the upper roof.
July 15, 2019
Crews continued to remove equipment from the mechanical room, including the concrete boiler flue, and are preparing to remove the concrete surge tank. Work also started on the roof of the Redmond Pool this week, with the removal of the existing roof above the mechanical room and the front lower roof.
July 8, 2019
All large pieces of equipment were removed from the mechanical room, and fencing was placed around the perimeter of the pool for safety and security. A carpenter team removed some of the ACT ceiling over the pool walkway to prepare for a clear space for new duct and lighting installation.
July 1, 2019
Crews started the draining process of the Redmond Pool, and plumbers and fitters were onsite this week to demo the piping systems and pumps in the mechanical room. The next week will be focused on removing some of the largest systems, including the air handling units, and begin to scope and assess the pipes once the pool is fully drained
Jun 24, 2019- Redmond Pool Closes for Improvements
The Redmond Pool closed today to begin Phase 1 work of the Pool Improvement project. City crews and contractor staff started to drain the pool and prepare the space for improvement work to begin.
For More Pool Improvement Updates
Phase 1 Improvements begin Monday, 6/24/19 and end fall 2019.
The pool will be closed Monday 6/24/19 through fall 2019.
Planned improvements for Phase 1 include the following:
Phase 2 work will occur in 2020. A timeline will be established at the end of 2019.
Planned improvements for Phase 2 include the following:
For open swim, lessons and classes at the Redmond Pool
The City of Redmond contracts with WAVE Aquatics for programming at the Redmond Pool. WAVE Aquatics staff are working to secure alternative locations. Please visit the WAVE Aquatics website for information specific to open swim, lessons or aquatics services during the Phase 1 improvements.