Ocean Club Condominium Pool Enclosure
Built in 1982, the Ocean Club Condominium is a twin-tower, 36-story residential building located on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The ocean front location is just one of the attractions of this building, the second being the elevated deck and enclosed swimming pool located on the roof of the building. With beautiful views as far as the eye can see, this special feature has been a favorite gathering spot for the residents. The pool area was damaged due to a storm in 2016 and was in need of repair.
Masonry Preservation Group, Inc. was awarded the task of rehabilitating the pool structure and enclosure. MPG worked with the owner of the Ocean Club Condominium and numerous subcontractors through the cold, snowy winter months and rainy spring, transforming this enclosure to a clean white structure complete with handrails, accessories and glass panels with a green-blue tint that reflect the color of the Atlantic Ocean.
MPG faced numerous challenges with this project, including severe winter weather and access to the pool – located 6 stories above the beach. Fighting snowstorms, rainstorms and winds that reached up to 127 mph, MPG’s professional, experienced crew was able to work through these challenges by utilizing cranes located on street level to hoist materials to the project site as well as dig out from under heavy snowfall to keep the project on schedule. The greatest overall challenge was completing the construction by May 1, 2018. Having lost the use of the pool during the summer of 2017, it was absolutely crucial that the pool open for the 2018 season and then continue as a heated, multi-season enclosure in the future. The technical challenges enumerated above were only compounded by the tight construction schedule.
Incorporating energy-saving construction into the design, the structure includes thermostatically controlled ridge panels that open for ventilation, low-E glazing and LED lighting. The new Pool Enclosure covers the existing hot tub and swimming pool with a peaked, gabled section, which needed to connect back to the existing condominium tower with a very low-sloped section utilizing the same glazing and structural framing system.
The residents of the Condominium were thrilled with the new structure, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of the 2018 season. MPG was honored to attend the ribbon-cutting and was thrilled with the success of the project.