Summer's in full swing. Not only does this mean that aquatics facilities and waterparks around the world are busy fulfilling their mission of providing safe fun for children of all ages -- it's also that time of year when we get to recognize some of the designs that help make this possible.

In our July/August issue of Aquatics International, we will be rolling out our annual Dream Designs gallery showing the best new facilities around. To offer a taste, here is a look at one of these properties - Garside Pool in Las Vegas.

To bring the decommissioned pool back to life, the $1.6 million renovation was publicly funded at the urging of City Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian, who wanted to create a community gathering place. The single-pool facility was transformed into a multi-feature leisure pool catering to all ages and interests.

Enjoy the slideshow for more.

Garside Pool | Las Vegas, Nev.

Architect: LGA Architects

Aquatic Designer: Aquatic Design Group

Landscape Architect: Southwick Landscape Architects

General Contractor: Core Construction

Pool/Spa/Waterfeature Contractor: California Commercial Pools

Structural Engineer: Mendenhall Smith

MEP Engineer: MSA Engineering

Civil Engineer: Lochsa Engineering



Controller: BECS Technology

Guard chairs/safety equipment: Spectrum Products, Recreonics, Pentair

Interactive waterfeatures: Vortex Aquatic Structures Intl. and Waterplay

Pumps: PACO Pumps, Pentair

Racing lines: Competitor Swim

Slides: Waterplay Solutions Corp.

Springboards: Duraflex