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Hood College – Building Aquatic Center Solutions – Part 1

Hood College – Building Aquatic Center Solutions – Part 1

Hood College is an independent liberal arts college located in the historical city of Frederick, Maryland. Frederick is the third largest city in Maryland and is located approximately one hour from Washington D.C. and Baltimore. The school has close to 2,500 students in both graduate and undergraduate programs and prides itself on it’s competative athletic programs. The college has been in the process of upgrading their aquatics center and has hired Universal Fabric Structures to design and build a new cost effective structure for their pool.


The existing pool at Hood was expanded by 2 lap lanes and the college removed the old air inflated structure it once used and UFS began raising arches in mid to late October with construction to be complete sometime by mid to late November.


The structure is unique and spans from 80 feet to 90 feet in width and when completed will be 115 feet in length. Timelines are tight for the project so UFS is using it’s aluminum TFS series structure which can be raised and installed in weeks as apposed to months, like traditional construction, getting Hood’s swim team back in the pool as soon as possible. When completed Hood will have a state of the art, insulated and cost effective facility that will be used by the college swim team as well other local swim organizations.


Check back to see the progress UFS makes on Hood College’s new aquatic center. You can also follow our progress on facebook. If you are interested or need information on the benefits of covering a swimming pool, diving center or an aquatic facility with a Universal Fabric Structure please contact UFS today at 800-634-8368 or by emailing us at sales@ufsinc.com.