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Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare Ireland


Clongowes Wood College SJ



Project Details:

25m x 10.5m competition swimming pool and 4m x 3m hydrotherapy pool

Our Role:

Design and specification of the pool water treatment systems and pool tank design guidance. Devin also carried out site monitoring of installation and commissioning works.

Design Team

Project Manager:

O'Kelly Partnership


A&D Wejchert & Partners

Structural Engineer:

DBFL Consulting Engineers

M & E Engineers:


Pool/Spa Consultant:

Devin Consulting

The new pool at Clongowes Wood College SJ replaced the original one which was constructed in 1887 and is widely accepted to be the first indoor swimming pool in Ireland.

The water treatment system incorporates PAC flocculation, medium rate filtration on single grade sand beds, enhanced water treatment via photo-oxidation using ultraviolet radiation, heating, pH control and residual disinfectant control using chlorine.  The school wanted to ensure that running costs were kept at affordable levels; with that in mind, Devin designed the hydrotherapy pool with a chiller system which utilises the discarded heat to heat up the main pool for improved efficiency.