Completed in 2011 at a cost of $4.6 million, the Kettle Moraine YMCA project features a new recreational pool addition, complementing the existing lap pool, whirlpool and therapy pool. The zero-depth entry recreation pool features pop jets, water sprays, a water dome, two activity centers and a large custom-designed, themed play structure.
Two large water slides form another attraction. From the top of a 25-foot-tall, glass-enclosed lookout tower, an inner tube slide and a body flume slide dramatically leave the building in a twirl of turns, re-entering the structure with a splash in the pool below.
There are also two warm-water lap lanes; a themed water walk with overhead ropes; and a current river with a donut spray, water rapids and a water tunnel.
The recreational pool features a one-of-a-kind painted wall mural, illustrating the beauty and heritage of the local landscape. The area is characterized by rolling hills, deciduous trees and lakes; a remnant from a glacial melt more than 10,000 years ago.
The combination of the landscape mural, the glue-laminated wood construction, and earth-tone color scheme, further give pool users the feeling of outdoor recreation. The much-loved Wisconsin dairy industry also is highlighted.