Chaikin Ultimate Pools hard work this past year paid off in the awards of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals by LIPSA (the Long Island Pool & Spa Association) in the Commercial Swimming Pools Design category, during LIPSA’s annual competition. The event was furthered covered in an article by House Magazine, Long Island’s premier design architecture & lifestyle magazine, in its May/June 2015 issue, the text of which follows:
Chaikin Ultimate Pools – House Magazine – LIPSA Special Awards Issue
YMCA Indoor Water Park – Gold Winner
The YMCA Arverne By The Sea indoor waterpark pool with a zero-entry access features a 14-foot high water slide, a removable 48-inch floating frog, an interactive “Spin and Splash” dome, all-tile decking and slot gutters. The complex engineering project required precision hydraulics to maintain proper water flow throughout the pool and slide. A separate 15 horse power pump is used to consistently push water through 8 inch return lines at a rate of 1000 gpms for the 100-foot long water slide.
“The complexity of the job was intensified due to the fact that we were building a second indoor pool for the YMCA simultaneously, just 10 feet away,” notes Kyle Chaikin, CBP and President of Chaikin Ultimate Pools, a DBA of Ultimate in Pool Care, Inc. “One of the most critical components in constructing intricate custom aquatic projects- be it commercial or residential, is collaboration with all the contractors and trades associated with the project, especially when it comes to coordinating work schedules.”
“The waterpark holds many of the same components of a residential play pool – just on a grander scale” states Chaikin. “I have installed mini-versions and variations of the concept in backyards across the tri-state area, such as integrating curved water slides, wet decks, bubblers and of course the visually appealing perimeter overflow design.”
Equinox – Silver Award Winner
Chaikin Ultimate Pools is acclaimed for their expertise in constructing complex residential and commercial aquatic projects. This sleek, contemporary pool for a luxury apartment in New Jersey is no exception. What may appear to be a simple, linear design is quite the opposite. Rising three stories high, the lounge pool was built into the rooftop of a multi-level garage. Kyle Chaikin, CBP and President of the company worked closely with the project developer and structural engineer to design and construct a structurally-sound and leak-proof elevated foundation in which to build the pool and pedestal paver patio. Equipment for the pool was located two stories below and was positioned on vibration dampening slabs.
YMCA Lap Pool – Bronze Award Winner
Lap swimming is a great form of exercise which is why many homeowners and fitness centers often request a lap lane designed into their pools. At the YMCA Arverne By The Sea, Kyle Chaikin, CBP and his team from Chaikin Ultimates Pools constructed a designated lap pool for members to indulge in leisure lap swimming as well as train for competition. To enhance the swimmer’s experience, the gunite pool features raised mounted starter blocks, blue mosaic tile racing lanes, racing lane dividers, slot channels to minimize swimmer wake, as well as a cut-out entry/exit area to avoid interference with fellow swimmers.