Prior to the development of the new St Joseph’s Aquatic & Fitness Centre, there was an existing pool which was constructed in the 1950s. The pool was dilapidated, leaking, and was not large enough to cater for the school’s demand and desire for an Olympic sized swimming pool.

To resolve these issues, FDC worked with St Joseph’s College to construct a new Aquatic & Fitness Centre consisting of a new 50m FINA approved swimming pool, along with a three-storey purpose built sporting complex.

The new pool was built to cater to many water sports activities including:

  • 25m set up capabilities
  • 50m set up capabilities
  • Water Polo set up capabilities

Sub-contractor Firmstone Flooring, reached out to us to provide a product to seal and permanently protect the concrete surrounding the pool. Under this instruction, we recommended PENESEAL™ FH-PS, a clear, reactive penetrating sealer for concrete designed to permanently protect, preserve and strengthen them. PENESEAL™ FH-PS penetrates deep into concrete and reacts with the elemental concrete ingredients to solidify them into a harder, denser, stronger concrete mass.

Client: St Joseph’s College
Builder: FDC
Architect: TKD Architects
Structural Engineer: Stantec
Sub-contractor: Firmstone Flooring

Areas Treated: Surrounding concrete deck.

Products Used