Grandview Heights Aquatic Complex


Sports + Recreation






LEED Certified


  • A matrix approach was employed to determine the best pool filtration and treatment configuration for the facility.
  • This facility was constructed while the existing Recreation Centre and parking remained fully operational throughout.
  • The filtration system uses regenerative filters and perlite filter media which not only reduces water consumption but also achieves lower operating costs.

Project Details

This facility provides a 10-lane, 50m competitive main pool, a leisure pool with various amenities, a water slide, sauna, steam room, and dive tower as well as a fitness centre and change facilities

The use of Autodesk REVIT MEP provided opportunity and tools to the design team to coordinate between the various disciplines. Elements of the structural design were used for air distribution, thus reducing visible ductwork in the natatorium. Heat recovered from exhaust air streams is moved to areas of the system requiring heat via a pair of high efficiency heat recovery chillers. Condensing boilers provide back-up heat.

UV light is used to destroy chloramines still dissolved in the pool water. Chloramines in the pool hall air are exhausted from the pool gutter drain – one of the lowest points in the pool system. Supply air is provided both at high level to wash the natatorium structure and windows, and at low level as displacement ventilation to provide effective make-up air for the gutter exhaust system.

This fast-tracked project successfully achieved LEED Certification.