The North Fort Myers Community Pool has served County residents and visitors for nearly 60 years. Lee County Parks and Recreation staff identified that the aging facility required an overhaul to bring it up to codes and meet the needs of the growing community. Our engineers and landscape designers worked with Lee County Parks and Recreation, Lee County Community Development, and Wright Construction Group to put a new community pool in service in an aggressive one-year timeframe.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the pool was in February 2019, within one year from the first site meeting that brought together the team to assess the pool and facilities. In addition to meeting an aggressive schedule, the project came in under the initial estimated budget of $2 million with an actual cost of $1.7 million at completion. Meeting the project goals required seamless coordination with Lee County Parks and Recreation staff and the aquatics engineer to understand how the community uses the pool and what amenities should be included.
The result of that effort is a new pool certified for competition, with an increase from three to eight lap lanes and new lighting for night swims. The design also included repair and replacement of shade structures, new covered pool equipment, accessible pool lift, removable starting blocks, slide, fencing, and gates.
The conceptual plans received unanimous approval from the North Fort Myers Planning Panel, and we moved swiftly into construction plans. In addition to the pool itself, the project included improved site grading and expanded detention areas for site drainage. Parking improvements, a new dumpster area, and new landscaping helped round out the improvements to the facility. The Community Pool not only exemplifies the success of the project team’s efforts to complete the improvements on time and under budget, but also exceeds expectations and sets the stage for the facility to meet community needs for many more years to come.
For more information, contact Dana Hume or Jeff Nagle at (239) 334-0046 or at [email protected].