Gwinnett approves $360K waterslide replacement project

070319 - BUFORD, GA — This is the view from the life guard seat of the “leisure pool” at Bogan Aquatic Center. (all cq) (NICK ARROYO / AJC staff)

070319 - BUFORD, GA — This is the view from the life guard seat of the “leisure pool” at Bogan Aquatic Center. (all cq) (NICK ARROYO / AJC staff)

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a $360,060 contract for a new waterslide at a Buford aquatic center Tuesday.

The new project will replace a 22-year-old waterslide tower at Bogan Park Aquatic Center. The indoor pool complex features multiple water play structures with the massive spiral slide at the center. The waterslide project includes the new slide itself, plus demolition of the old structure, new stairs, plumbing and mechanical work, according to county documents.

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The $360,060 project is completely funded by money from the 2017 SPLOST. Funds from the tax were earmarked for a variety of county needs including parks, transportation, senior services and libraries.

Waterworks Atlanta, a local firm that designs aquatic attractions, was awarded the contract for the waterslide replacement. The company has operated in the metro area for 28 years and has built attractions including Skull Island at Six Flags Over Georgia. Waterworks also previously built a play structure at Mountain Park Aquatic Center, another Gwinnett County pool, according to the company’s website.

The Board of Commissioners also approved a $404,000 contract to replace plumbing, HVAC, water heaters and other systems at the Collins Hill Aquatic Center in Lawrenceville. The systems in the indoor-outdoor pool facility have not been replaced in 19 years, county documents said. The contract was awarded to Presley Incorporated, a Lithonia HVAC and plumbing company.

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