Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center

Jenks Aquatic Center

Jenks High School in Oklahoma built a state-of-the-art natatorium to host major swimming events.  The pool was built by Safari Aquatics and opened in April, 2011.  It has separated itself in the region due to it’s immaculate air quality.  That is because the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center has the world’s first Gutter Evacuator.

Beyond that, it also features a controlled exhaust through the Seresco dehumidification system’s dedicated exhaust fan.  This assures the natatorium will constantly be balanced with pristine air at all times.  The Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center is a shining example of how incredible an indoor pool environment can be when the pool designers are on the same page with the air system designers.

Jenks features a Gutter Evacuator as well as several feet of Deck Drain Evacuator along the side of the pool to ensure full source-capture of chloramines in the designed air flow.  The results are incredible.  The manager of the Aquatic Center, George C. Villarreal, has heard nothing but praise for how amazing the air quality is.  In fact, by our request (as you will see in his testimonial), George shut off the UV sanitation system for a week during a busy time of year.  There was no change in water or air quality–which suggests the Evacuator is very impactful when the pool and air system were designed for it.



George C. Villarreal

“The Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center serves three competitive swimming programs, and has hosted many large competitions since opening in April, 2011.  High school, club and masters swimmers who use the Center on a daily basis love the clean air.  Training sessions are much more productive and efficient, since incidences of asthma and coughing fits have been eliminated.  Performances in meets have been remarkable.  Visitors are quick to point out the lack of the expected “chlorine smell” and irritation.  Visiting coaches and spectators, used to exposure to airborne irritants, have been extremely impressed with the indoor environment.  Perhaps the most telling endorsement of the air quality is that swimmers returning from other indoor pools have noted striking contrasts and are always glad to return.” –George C. Villarreal, Manager, Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center


“As a note, everyone loves The Evacuator.  Working as an entire system with all the installed Paddock Equipment (vacuum sand filters, deck-level steel gutters) and the Hanovia UV sanitation, this pool is running extremely well.  Don even had me turn off the UV sanitation for a week last year during heavy use, and we had no change in water quality or any increases in combined chlorine.  Water clarity remains great.” –George C. Villarreal, Email to PPEC, January 16, 2013


Utilized System Partners:

Paddock Pool Equipment Company