Gower Estates Pool in Greenville, South Carolina, is a membership-based facility that was originally built in 1963. It serves more than 400 families and the facility features an eight lane swimming pool, five lane swimming pool, baby pool and diving area with multiple diving boards.
Gower Estates features one of the largest and most successful swim teams in Greenville County. This success has elevated the profile of the pool and established it as one of Greenville’s primary destinations for district swimming competitions.
Hosting meets that would often run five-plus hours and well into the evening, Gower staff would commonly set up temporary metal halide post-top fixtures run by generators to provide adequate lighting during these meets.
In 2017, the Board of Directors designed a construction proposal for members that would include a complete renovation of the eight-lane pool and surrounding deck areas to bring it up and exceed requirements. The design team expressed a desire for a strategic lighting plan that would ensure the pool would be one of the premiere destinations for swim competitions in the County.