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 May/June 2015
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 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.”
YMCA Lap Pool – Bronze Award Winner