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Next phase of Huntsville Aquatics Center moves forward with Legacy Pool renovation

Published on May 11, 2023

The Huntsville City Council has approved a construction agreement for phase four of the Huntsville Aquatics Center. The $6.4 million contract with Garber Construction Company involves an extensive renovation of the Legacy Pool.

Improvements will include new bleachers, a new exhaust system and LED lighting. The windows and wall panels will be replaced. Roof panels will be replaced or repaired. There will also be updates to the pool and deck area, including new blocks and timers.

The Legacy Pool, the centerpiece of the former Brahan Spring Natatorium, has remained virtually untouched since the facility was transformed into the Huntsville Aquatics Center in 2017. The addition of the 50-meter Competition Pool and Instructional Pool put Huntsville swimming on the map, with the center hosting numerous championship competitions.

“We’re looking forward to this next chapter for the Huntsville Aquatics Center,” Parks and Recreation Director James Gossett said. “The Legacy Pool has served generations of swimmers and divers. This project will ensure that legacy continues. From the ventilation to the seating, the renovation will improve the entire user experience.”

Construction is expected to begin in July, with the Legacy Pool closing to the public at that time. Lap and recreational swimmers will move to the Competition Pool. Divers may utilize the boards at Dr. Richard Showers, Sr. Pool.