After much discussion and research, a plan to improve the aquatic facilities in Evansville was created. The plan involved closing two pools that were deteriorating and experiencing low attendance to design and build two brand new aquatic facilities. The new facilities would offer more amenities and in turn, would bring in larger crowds. The City hired Hafer in conjunction with Cousilman-Hunsaker to design the two new pools. The pools were identical in design with each featuring the following amenities:
- Zero-depth entry
- Water spray features
- Tot slide
- Water jets
- 150 ft. waterslide
- Eight lane 25-yard competition pool
Both pools have several sustainability features built into their design that includes ultraviolet systems, high efficiency pumps and motors for pool equipment, high efficiency plumbing fixtures, and recycling of pool backwash water. After opening, both pools experienced more revenue than projected the first year and have continued to beat revenue projections since.