The 32,000 square foot Neptune Aquatic Center located at the high school will its doors first to swim teams on Fri., Nov. 15 and then to the public on Sat., Nov. 16 with a morning celebration from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Neptune Aquatic Center has been closed to repair faulty duct work for the past three weeks. The facility will now utilize a state-of-the-art duct sox system. A Duct Sox,© or flexible fabric duct, is specifically designed for chlorinated and athletic applications. The material of the DuctSox© utilizes 55 percent recycled polyester and is fully launderable, helping to decrease dust collection that may form through a typical system.
School officials said this LEED certified green product continues in line with the ecologically responsible and energy efficient building. By using recyclable materials and incorporating features that will help conserve energy and reduce consumption, the center will continue to recycle water and energy through waterless urinals, a Dectron heat exchange unit and buoyancy tanks to clean and recirculate water from the pool that would otherwise be lost.
The 335,000 gallon pool has been fully operational since it opened in February of 2011. The facility, which is used for swim instruction, physical education, recreation, competitive swim and therapeutic activities, is open to the public year round. The interior features an eight lane competition pool with wheelchair accessibility via a zero depth entry. Other features include a 12 foot diving well, a dividing floating bulkhead, men’s and women’s custom locker rooms and a LED Colorado Scoreboard.
“We are excited to be reopening in time for the high school competitive season. As the home to several high school and club programs as well as the site for the Monmouth County and Jags Shore Cut Championship swim meets, we were committed and motivated to resolving this issue prior to the mid-November deadline,” said Sara A. Palumbo, Aquatics Director for the NAC.