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Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center to get new roof; closure begins on Monday

The pool will be closed through November

Tualatin Hills Aquatic CenterThe Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center, the largest of Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's eight swimming pools, will close on Monday so that the facility’s roof and structural roof deck can be replaced. Work is expected to be completed at the end of November.

The scheduled maintenance project, funded with capital replacement dollars, will yield a more energy-efficient facility when the pool reopens in early December.

“We’re taking off the roof and putting on a whole new roof with four inches of insulation instead of one inch,” said Peter Foster, project manager. “We’re also installing digital controls in the (heating/ventilating/air conditioning) system to increase air quality and energy efficiency.”

THPRD and 2KG Contractors have worked with Energy Trust of Oregon to make these energy-efficient design choices. The district has already been awarded a $17,000 credit for the additional insulation and air barriers; other credits could be forthcoming.

“Energy Trust is currently studying the impact of a change to the HVAC fan motors,” Foster said. “Putting variable speed motors on the fans would allow us to slow down air movement at night for additional energy savings.”

Any rusted joists in the building, which opened in 1978, will be replaced.