bld architecture and jr holzmacher, pe recently renovated the clinton g. martin pool facility in north hempstead, ny. this 1960’s community pool includes a 630,000-gallon outdoor pool, recreation buildings, tennis courts and plaza. the pool surround is approximately 2 acres of concrete deck and plaza with some shaded areas for tables and seating.
the renovation included full upgrades to the pool and filtration system, as well as renovations to the recreational buildings which include new lockers and changing rooms, community activity rooms, staff offices and addition of new heating and cooling systems for year-round use. a kiddie pool and water spray area were added along with a new slide pool. an overhead sunscreen canopy and seating surround all of the pools and modular paving systems with plant and bench infill patterns break up the large concrete paving. wood is used in the building design to introduce a warm, natural look and solar screen structures provide sustainable shaded areas.