Outdoor Pools: 

Osborn Aquatic Center Outdoor Pools offers great fun for the entire family during the Summer Time!

For more information give us a call at 541-766-7946.

Leisure Pool/Otter Beach:
Size and capacity

The Leisure Pool, adjacent to the Outdoor Lap Pool, has a free form design, about the shape of a quarter-circle. The pool is roughly 110 feet long by 90 feet wide. It holds 76,000 gallons of water with an additional 5,000 gallons in the filter pit and pipes for a total of 81,000 gallons.


Outdoor Pool:
Size and capacity

The Outdoor Lap Pool, adjacent to the Leisure Pool, is 82 feet by 42 feet wide (six lap lanes, each 7 feet wide). It holds 120,000 gallons with an additional 5,000 gallons in the filter pit and pipes for a total of 125,000 gallons.

Depth and design
The Leisure Pool is 3.5 feet at its deepest areas and slopes gradually up to a zero depth, "beach" entry area which extends around the quarter-circle arch of the pool. The deepest part of the pool is made up of the "splash down" catch pool for the water slide and a free form "lazy river" style water channel.


Depth and design
The Outdoor Lap Pool starts at 3.5 and gradually slopes down to 6 feet at the deep end. There is a wide access stair in the shallow end off the side of the 1st lane. The outdoor pools are Myrtha pools - the wall sections and floor liner were manufactured in Italy - they are the second and third of their kind west of the Mississippi.
Features
The Leisure Pool has a nearly 5 foot wide, 155 foot long water channel with a pump driven current and forced air bubble benches. The pool also has a 158 foot long, 22 foot high water slide. The Leisure Pool is designed for water fun with three "water-cannon" spray toys, numerous geyser water jets, a large interactive arch-jet spray feature, tumble-buckets, an 8 foot wide kiddies' water slide and an interactive "pools and falls" water toy. Finally there is a large play structure with interactive waterfalls and sprays, a tire swing and a kiddies' tube slide. Our mats and inner-tubes are not allowed in the Leisure Pool due to limited space and high number of small children enjoying this pool.

Features
The Outdoor Lap Pool has a water-basketball hoop, inner-tubes and floating mats. The deep end is deep enough for diving.
Water temperature
The Leisure Pool's temperature is kept at 860 F.
Water temperature
The Outdoor Lap Pool's temperature is kept at 820 F.

Handicap access
The Leisure Pool is handicap accessible from wheel chairs, standing or carry positions by means of the battery operated RehaMed PAL - Portable Aquatic Lift, as well as by rolling directly into the pool from the zero depth beach entry areas, using water-safe chairs and gurneys.

Handicap access
The Outdoor Lap Pool is handicap accessible from wheel chairs, standing or carry positions by means of the battery operated RehaMed PAL - Portable Aquatic Lift.
Filtration and circulation system
The Leisure Pool is filtered with three high rate sand filters and is disinfected with a Calcium Hypochlorite tablet system. The circulations system is capable of a turnover rate of 1.5 hours, which is better than the state standard of 6 hours.
Filtration and circulation system
The Outdoor Lap Pool is filtered with two high rate sand filters and is disinfected with a Calcium Hypochlorite tablet system. The circulations system is capable of a turnover rate of 3.5 hours, which is better than the state standard of 6 hours.

Sustainability
The leisure pool has an evaporation inhibitor which is applied each night during the summer season to help conserve heat and reduce water loss due to evaporation. The main circulation pump is equipped with a variable frequency drive which allows it to run at a slightly slower speed for a significant energy savings.
Sustainability
The Outdoor Lap Pool has a full set of pool covers which are put on each night to conserve heat and reduce water loss due to evaporation. The main circulation pump is equipped with a variable frequency drive which allows it to run at a slightly slower speed for a significant energy savings

Fun Facts About the Otter Beach Pools:

  • The Water Channel was the first of its kind in the state of Oregon.
  • The water slide is the second longest slide at a public swimming pool in the state (estimated at an approximate ride of 12 seconds).
  • Both pools are made by Myrtha, which is based in Italy. The walls for each pool were manufactured there and shipped to Oregon.
Last updated: 7/16/2014 4:02:43 PM