General InformationThe completion of the Neptune Aquatic Center signals the completion of the NJ Department of Education's Long Range Facility Plan by the Neptune Township School District. The dedication of the Neptune Aquatic Center is truly the capstone project of Neptune's journey as a Community of Learners. Through the hard work and persistent effort of Neptune Township Board of Education members from 2001 through to the present Board, district and school level administration, stretching back to the tenure of Dr. V.J.W. Christie and Dr. Michael T. Lake, dedicated faculty and staff, committed Township officials, and community stakeholders we gather together as we Celebrate our Community.Facility Description
The Neptune Aquatic Center is a 32,000 square-foot, 335,000-gallon pool that will be used for instructional, educational, recreational and therapeutic activities. The interior features an eight-lane competition pool with accessibility for wheelchairs via a zero depth entry. Other features include a 12-foot diving well, a movable bulkhead offering both yard and meter courses, twelve cross-pool lanes, men's and women's locker rooms, and Colorado Timing touch-pads and LED scoreboard. Separate seating for competitors and spectators is provided with lavatory facilities close by to each.
The Neptune Aquatic Center is an ecologically responsible and energy efficient building using recyclable materials and incorporating features that will help conserve energy and natural resources. The facility recycles water and heat through a Dectron heat exchange unit, uses buoyancy tanks to hold, clean and re-circulate water from the pool that would otherwise be lost, and to help reduce water consumption and wastewater treatment, waterless urinals are used throughout. As a result of the district's focus on energy efficiency, the Neptune Aquatic Center will realize an approximate 30% operational gain over similar existing structures.