The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Bolles Sharks swimming program facilitates training and stroke instruction in Bolles’ 50-meter (Uible Pool) and 25-yard pool (Lobrano Pool). In 2000 Portofino Pools was awarded a contract for complete Swimming Pool Operations: cleaning, maintenance, chemicals and water-quality services. Portofino Pools has performed these services 7/365 continuously for the past 16+ years.
The Uible Pool, 425,000 gallons, 50 meters, originally built in 1991 was in need of renovations. In 2005 Portofino Pools was retained as an aquatic consultant to study and submit recommendations for design and engineering specifications. Portofino Pools was awarded several contracts in phases over a 10-year period. As funding became available. Phase 1 – 2006 Replace entire filtration system equipment; Phase 2 – 2011 Resurface pool, install new tile lap lanes and wall targets, and repair gutters; Phase 3 – 2015 Install UV state-of-the art disinfectant equipment system.
The Lobrano Pool, 260,000 gallons, 25 meters and diving well with two 1-meter springboards, originally built in 1966 and in need of renovations. In 2014 Portofino Pools was retained as an aquatic consultant to study and submit recommendations for design and engineering specifications. It was determined the existing pool does not meet Olympic/FINA Standards for diving. Portofino Pools was than requested to and submitted proposal specifications to demolish and build a complete new 25-meter pool with regulation diving well to 3-meter height. Construction delayed until funding secured.