Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) may have gotten their Dunk City nickname from their NCAA March Madness Final Four run, but now students have a new place to dunk…at the pool!

The newly constructed 5,000 square foot recreational pool opened in August at the campus’ South Village. The new pool located just outside Osprey Hall student housing, includes a water-volleyball net, water basketball hoops, and even a beach style zero-entry. The large seating area promotes the University’s Residence Life program whose goal is to enhance on-campus living to help students meet, form lasting friendships, and become involved in campus activities.

The pool is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer by two geothermal wells designed by our engineers. The process involves withdrawing water from one well and injecting it into another well. The near constant temperature withdrawn water is pumped through a heat exchanger that transfers energy with the circulated pool water before it is injected back into the aquifer. Geothermal power is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, staying in line with FGCU’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

For more information, contact Dana Hume, P.E. at [email protected].