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Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, Ireland

Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, Ireland Pool Steps

Project details

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

Project 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.

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.

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  • Client:

    Clongowes Wood College

  • Completion:


  • Project Manager:

    O'Kelly Partnership

  • Architects:

    A&D Wejchert & Partners

  • Structural Engineer:

    DBFL Consulting Engineers

  • M&E Engineers:


  • Pool & Spa Consultant:

    Devin Consulting

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