Oro Valley Aquatic Center reopens after improvement project completion

Published on February 14, 2023


ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Feb. 14, 2023) – The Oro Valley Aquatic Center has reopened after a temporary closure in December for improvements to the pump room, circulation and filtration, along with general maintenance and cleaning.

The previous pool filters had reached the end of their useful lives and were replaced with modern, deep-bed filters. Although not noticeable to the eye, these filters allow for finer filtration to ensure a high standard of water quality for swimmers. To accommodate for the size of the new filters, the Aquatic Center’s pump room plumbing was expanded to the east. This new area will soon be enclosed and resulted in no loss of deck space for the public.

In addition to the improved circulation and filtration, the following projects were completed:

  • The recreation pool water heater was replaced with a high efficiency unit.
  • The dive blocks were stripped down and reassembled with new block tops, handles and block fins. The refurbishment of the dive blocks will allow the Aquatic Center to continue to host high profile competitive events.
  • All four spring diving boards were replaced.
  • General maintenance and deep cleaning was also completed on pool tiles, pool floor and grout lines, the surrounding deck area, and restrooms.

For a behind the scenes look and photos of the Aquatic Center Improvement project, click here. To learn more about the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, including hours of operations, click here. Interested in registering for membership, or reserving swim lanes? Visit playov.com and click on the “Aquatic Center” tab.

Best of Tucson award

The Town of Oro Valley is pleased to announce the Aquatic Center was awarded as the Best Public Pool/Splash Pad for the 2022 Best of Tucson awards. The award, presented by Tucson Weekly (a Tucson Local Media publication), says that the “premier, competition-level facility is the perfect place for families to cool off.” The award is voted on by readers. A big thank you to all the Aquatic Center patrons, guests and teams who use this outstanding facility.

Information for facility members

Staff realizes the temporary closure was an inconvenience for members. As such, the Aquatic Center will not be collecting membership dues for the month of December, January, and February. Month-to-month billing will resume March 1. In addition, all paid in full memberships (six and 12 months) will be automatically extended for an extra three months. These membership adjustments will be made automatically. If you have questions or concerns about your membership, call the Aquatic Center at 520-297-7946.