This spring 2016, Cincinnati Sports Club opened a second indoor pool for its members.
“The new pool means that members with an interest in aquatics can have convenient use of the indoor aquatic pools,” said Mary Frank, the sales and marketing manager for Cincinnati Sports Club. “And by convenient, we mean they can use the pools for what they need, when they want.”
Frank explained prior to the second indoor pool, the club was using one pool to juggle multiple schedules spanning lap swim, water exercise classes, family swim, private and group swim lessons. With two indoor aquatic pools, lap swimmers will now have a pool exclusively for their needs and an ideal lap swim environment, with prime air and water temperatures.
Frank said immediately upon opening the new pool, the club expanded the group exercise water class schedule and has seen a significant increase in participation.
“Families during spring break were able to come and swim when they wanted to swim, rather than being limited to a set time on a schedule,” said Frank. “We have been overwhelmed by how much the new pool is being used and how well it has been received by members of all ages. The maintenance team has worked extremely hard to create the ideal air and water conditions for a recreational pool, the new group water classes are growing quickly in attendance, and the flexibility of use has been a big benefit.”
The second indoor pool features a saline filtration system. It is 20 yards long, with a gradual depth slope of three to five-and-a-half feet.
Recently, Cincinnati Sports Club celebrated its 25th anniversary. And, Frank said capital improvements, like a second indoor pool, have been integral since the club’s founding.
“Many clubs do not involve themselves in capital improvements because it takes lot of work,” said Frank. “Not only are you managing construction permits and regulations to make changes to a facility, you are also managing the change and impact that an enhancement like this will have with the members.”
But despite these challenges, Frank said it’s worth it. “Capital improvement projects are designed to have enhance the overall member experience,” she said. “While everyone will not be happy, or agree with the project, the club continually reinvests to provide members with an ever-changing facility that is convenient to use when they want or need to use it the most.”