|Victory Park Aquatic Facility
Owner: City of North Miami Beach, FL
Project Location: North Miami Beach, FL
When the City of North Miami Beach's Victory Pool was built in 1960, it was considered the "jewel" of the Gold Coast. The 50-yard pool with its 10-meter dive well was state of the art (for the time) and served as a community pool and long-course swim competition venue.
After two major repairs and decades of use, City councilmen decided to dive into the 21st century by replacing the concrete Victory pool with a Myrtha Stainless Steel pool system. Their due diligence led them to Recreational Design and Construction-the designer and builder of dozens of aquatics complexes in the state and the regional distributor for Myrtha Pools.
The City tasked RDC with creating a modern multi-purpose facility that would appeal to people of all ages and skill levels-and to expand the 15-yard wide long-course pool into a 25-yard-wide short course competition facility for high school swim meets.
Rather than tear out the existing pool, RDC experts chose to renovate it using Myrtha's RenovAction System. Employing the latest construction methods, materials and design techniques, they cut the concrete shell, knocked out a section, created a new pool and attached it to the old one. Not only did this solution bring the facility up to date, it satisfied the City's wish list and saved money.
Now, residents of this diverse and growing community have a gem of a facility. At one end in place of the diving platform are two open tube water slides. In the middle is the 25-yard, 8-lane Myrtha Pool. And at the other end is a shallow learn-to-swim area complete with water bench and ADA ramp. In addition, a 2,000-square-foot water playground, site amenities and bleachers ensure there's fun to be had from one end to the other.