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Design

With over 4 decades of design experience, RSM has the background and knowledge to design aquatic facilities from the ground up. Click below to see some of our most recent projects.

Engineering

Our team of licensed professionals has experience and expertise in various disciplines across the industry. Click below to learn more about who we are.

Assessments

Our knowledge of building codes, accessibility compliance and industry standards allow us to assess a pools needs and set renovation projects on the right track. Click below to learn more about our Services.

Programming

Our portfolio ranges from high end competitive collegiate facilities to expansive recreational aquatic parks. Click below to learn more about the various types of projects RSM has been a part of. 

Featured Projects

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Hearst Castle Roman Pool

The present design of the Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle was deemed completed in 1936 by William Randolph Hearst, with two previous versions of the pool constructed in 1924 and 1927. Built atop the ridge line of the Santa Lucia Mountains, the 345,000 gallon Neptune swimming pool consists of a concrete shell with a Vermont marble tile finish, adorned with fountains, sculptures and marble clad pavilions. The façade of an Ancient Roman temple was imported to San Simeon from Europe and is the centerpiece of the Neptune Pavilion.


In 2014, the pool was losing approximately 5,000 gallons of water a day to evaporation and leaks. RSM (then Rowley International) worked together with Page & Turnbull Architects to repair cracks in the pool and renovate the recirculation, filtration, and piping systems as well as replacing the light-veined Vermont marble finish and statuary bases.

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Albertville Aquatic Center

RSM (then Terracon Consultants) partnered with Chambliss King Architects to design the water park at the Sand Mountain Park which is owned and operated by the City of Albertville, Alabama. The water park includes 10,900 sf of recreational area, featuring two 25 ft. waterslides, a 600 ft. lazy river with waterfall features, an interactive stream feature, a 3 lane lap pool and a vortex pool. The outdoor splashpad provides over 5,000 sf of interactive area with over 40 water features providing more than 600 GPM of spray. The indoor portion of the facility provides 6,200 sf of competition and shallow water area with play features. The indoor pool provides 8 competitive lanes with competition starting blocks and timing and scoring systems with a state of the art LED scoreboard.

Phoenix Suns 

RSM (then Terracon Consultants) partnered with DFDG Architecture for the aquatic design and engineering for the new Phoenix Suns practice facility in Phoenix, Arizona. This project consisted of 3 sets of spas. The first set of spas included one hot spa, one cold spa, and one hydrotherapy pool for the Phoenix Suns athletes. The second set consisted of one hot spa and one cold spa for the Phoenix Mercury athletes. On an upper level, RSM provided the aquatic engineering design for an infinity edge jacuzzi overlooking Camelback Mountain.

 

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Burlingame High School

Burlingame High School is located in San Mateo County, California. This project started as a condition assessment of an existing pool with intent to replaster and replace the pool deck. During the assessment phase, RSM (then Terracon Consultants) discovered structural issues with the pool shell and recommended a full pool shell replacement. RSM provided full construction documents, agency processing and construction administration services for the new pool, surge tank and pool deck.

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UC Davis

The existing University of California, Davis Student Recreation Pool was nearing the end of its useful lifespan and was in need of replacement. The UC Davis Regents contracted with the Design-Build team of Flint Builders, JKAE, Siegfried Engineering, and RSM (then Terracon Consultants) to design and construct a facility capable of meeting the competitive and recreational needs of the UC Davis Student Body. The project received LEED Gold Certification.

 

The facility includes a 6,000 SF activity pool with a 1-meter diving board, water volleyball and water basketball courts and generous free recreation space. The 3,800 SF competition pool includes 6 lanes and meets the requirements of the Collegiate Water Polo Association. The design-build project also incorporated the renovation of the existing bathhouse and locker rooms.

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