Indoor Facilities
Indoor Facilities

Rain or shine, an indoor pool or aquatic facility can bring year-round benefits to your community.
Let us sweat the details of helping you bring the outdoors in.

Water Parks

Your community is only one cannonball away from an island retreat. Our creative and collaborative team can help you create the local destination you've been dreaming of.

Aquatic Features
Aquatic Features

Build beautiful and immersive aquatic experiences and community centerpieces that help people play and connect.
Let the Lamp Rynearson team help - and let your imagination run wild.

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Aquatic and Pool Facilities

Planning to renovate or build an aquatic facility is an enormous undertaking, but the Aquatics team at Lamp Rynearson is ready to take the plunge with you!

Since designing our first swimming pool in 1948, we’ve successfully completed hundreds of aquatic projects for municipal and public clients throughout the Midwest. Our expertise, knowledge and proven approach can help you deliver an aquatic center that will be a centerpiece of your community for generations to come.

Outdoor Pools

Like any aquatic facility, an outdoor pool is a great way to add recreational opportunities to your community. We’ll help you strike the balance between needs and budget with top-of-the-line solutions.

We’ll create a phasing plan and design that meets your unique seasonal and outdoor needs and integrate the materials, equipment and systems that meet your operation and maintenance budget. 

Because it’s exposed to the elements and seasons, we’ll help you implement solutions to keep your pool in top condition all year round.

  • Top of the line filtration and disinfection systems to keep visitors and pool systems healthy.
  • Long-lasting, easy to maintain materials and equipment to help keep operational overhead low and keep the pool open for use.
  • Operation planning for maintenance, winterizing and reopening, as well as year-round use solutions like domes and inflatable covers.
  • Seasonal staffing to take care of the facility and keep visitors safe.
  • Fun in the sun and shade. Add benches, shade structures and concessions so visitors can enjoy their visit longer.

Indoor Pools

Indoor pools bring recreation, exercise and wellness opportunities to people where they are, no matter the weather or season. Depending on your pool’s intended use, we’ll help you design a facility with the technology, amenities and systems that will make it a highlight of your space. 

Hosting athletic events? 

If your new indoor pool will host athletic competitions, sporting events or training, we’ll help you build a facility that helps athletes excel, taking into consideration: 

  • Ideal water depth and temperature for each level of training and competition, including professional and Olympic-level events.
  • Lighting, video and sound configurations to maximize the experience for competitors, coaches and fans.
  • Top of the line filtration and disinfection systems to keep visitors and pool systems healthy.
  • Locker rooms and athletic training facilities for before and after events.

Before the project begins, we’ll help you coordinate event schedules and programming with the delivery schedule to minimize the impact of renovations or construction.

Make it a great place to call home.

Indoor pools can be a make-or-break offering for residential and commercial buildings. Using thoughtful design practices, our team will help you create an indoor experience that complements your space and invites people in to stay. We’ll help you: 

  • Determine resident and guest retention factors and spatial requirements to create a custom solution.
  • Create a design that balances state-of-the-art features with the unique character of the site, community or brand.
  • Consider complementary amenities, including a spa/hot tub, locker room/showers, sauna, or lounge area. 
  • Use low-maintenance, high-quality materials and systems to help your pool look and operate at its best for years to come.
Therapeutic Pools

An immersive health experience.

Water therapy in a therapeutic pool can help people regain strength, improve mobility or aid in treatment. The Lamp Rynearson team will help you match your needs with the right amenities and features, creating a therapy experience that helps people relax, recover and improve their health.

Therapeutic pool facilities can range from a lazy river for water walking to a full-service facility with a variety of therapy features. We’ll help you select what features are best for your needs.

  • Space for low-impact fitness and exercise classes, like aqua aerobics.
  • Water jets and spas for heat, hydromassage and hydrotherapy benefits.
  • Coordination with current rehabilitation and therapy facilities, programs and professionals.
  • Optimal temperature and depth for therapeutic activities.
  • Water features, including moving water, waterfalls and jets for relaxation.
  • Additional amenities to support health and rehabilitation, including cafes, leisure areas, gyms, health clinics, or childcare areas.

Creating spaces for play.

A waterpark can bring economic, recreational and social benefits to your community, but it’s no small undertaking. We understand the intricacies, details and requirements for waterpark design, and will help you create a safe, attractive and fun local destination that meets your vision and fits your budget.

The options for features and amenities can seem endless – we’ll help you create an immersive experience that is enjoyable and accommodating for a variety of abilities, ages, needs and preferences.

  • Lighting and sound systems to amplify a themed experience and illuminate park features.
  • Slides, sprays and more. Take the fun up a level with waterslides, floatable walks, water cannons, lazy rivers and tipping buckets.
  • Interactive elements and immersive experiences: steering wheels, climbing walls, climbing nets, fiberglass sculptures, custom multicolored concrete patterns and decorative elements.
  • Fun in the sun and shade. Add benches, shade structures and concessions so visitors can enjoy their visit longer.
  • Seasonality – domed or inflatable coverings for waterparks make them an all-weather, all-season recreation option. 
  • Depth, footing and safety considerations to keep visitors big and small safe as they play. 
Splash Pads

Want a safe and accessible aquatic recreation option with low overhead, efficient operation and a variety of customizable options? Look no further than a splash pad. 

  • Low operational overhead – splash pads can be operated without staff or lifeguard supervision, and insurance rates are often lower.
  • Sophisticated or summer fun – you choose. Splash pads are an impressive addition to outdoor experiences like zoos, parks and urban developments.
  • Immersive experiences. Work with our engineers to create a space for visitors to discover their surroundings with custom themed sculptures, custom multicolored concrete patterns and experiential elements.
  • Dancing waters – add a variety of misting nozzles and program automated custom spray patterns with light and sound for a sensational experience.
  • Fun in the sun and shade. Add benches, shade structures and concessions so visitors can enjoy their visit longer.

A custom fountain can be a spectacular addition to virtually any indoor or outdoor space. Our design experts will help you create the impact you desire.  Whether you want your fountain centerpiece to attract attention to a particular area, provide entertainment, or simply break up space in an aesthetically pleasing way, we understand this process.

Did you know? Kansas City is known as The City of Fountains. Lamp Rynearson was the engineering team for many of Kansas City’s most famous fountains!

Bringing vision to life.

We strive to let the details of your dream and big-picture goals drive the project. Whether your goal is to celebrate local history, create a modern destination or maximize constrained sites, our professional aquatics staff know how to manage complex technical demands of aquatic design and important details to turn your vision into reality. 

A history of success.

In February of 2013, Larkin Aquatics merged with Lamp Rynearson, adding their aquatics design expertise to our civil engineering, surveying, planning and consulting team. This merger allowed us to expand the engineering services available to clients and enabled us to take part in iconic projects like the Alaskan Adventure Exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.


Communities of all sizes trust us to help them plan, design, and construct successful swimming pool and aquatic park facilities that serve generations to come.

Why? Our full range of services simplifies the process, from planning to outreach to groundbreaking and beyond.

Andy Smith, PE
Kansas City, MO

Facility Evaluations

A well-planned facility provides fitness and recreation – all in a safe environment. As one of the most experienced aquatic facility designers in the country, Lamp Rynearson can answer your questions about site selection, facility design, special features, traffic flow, costs, operations and maintenance.

Objectively assessing your existing facilities, equipment, and potential building sites will enable us to determine whether it makes good financial sense to renovate or build new.

For goals and budgets better suited to renovations, our experts can illustrate how equipment upgrades, added play structures, or pool depth changes can revitalize your facility.

We believe that a core success of any project is the ability to meet both capital cost and operational cost expectations of our clients. From planning through construction, we meticulously monitor and update these critical elements.

Feasibility Studies

A detailed feasibility study is crucial to your project’s long-term success. We will identify what is needed to take your community’s aquatic facilities to the next level as we work with you to examine project goals, demographics, funding options, revenue projections, and operating costs.

  • GIS community evaluation
Conceptual Planning

See your ideas come to life in a detailed 3D drawing! Our experts work with you to select the pool size, equipment, and water features that fit your project. A preliminary conceptual plan enables more accurate estimating of construction, operation, and maintenance costs.

Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Before incurring substantial costs, it’s important to determine the most cost-effective way to meet your community’s needs.

In order to better understand the needs of your target market and project the financial performance of your facility, our experts begin by analyzing your community’s goals and budget. 

Our life cycle cost analysis outlines the total cost of facility ownership from the start of the project through its entire life span. This puts everyone on the same page, minimizing the risk of surprise expenses down the road.

Community Outreach

Gaining support from your community is a must.  We’ll work with you to communicate with key stakeholders and community members to gain support and secure project funding.

Lamp Rynearson can also help you with marketing your project, creating signage and posters, visuals and plans for use in meetings and town halls, flyers, surveys and a landing web page for community members to visit and learn more about your project. 

Bidding Services

Lamp Rynearson is not affiliated with any suppliers, but we can help you gather competitive bids from contractors in your area. We’ll interpret technical terms and variances to make sure the bids include quality materials and cover everything you requested. Our insight will help you select the right contractors for your project.

Construction Management Services

We can work hand-in-hand with the contractors you select to see that your needs are met. Involving us in the construction phase is the best way to help ensure every aspect of your facility is built with integrity, according to the agreed upon design specs and budget.


If you prefer to have a single point of accountability for your entire project from start to finish, Lamp Rynearson can accommodate you. We have a select set of top-notch construction contractors we are willing to partner with to create a unified design/build team for clients who desire a single source solution.

Carrothers Testimonial
Fritz Caspar, Executive VP | Carrothers Construction

"Larkin (Lamp Rynearson) is exceptional to work with from the beginning stages of a project through opening day. The foremost reason being, they approach a project as a unified team consisting of the owner, designer, and contractor."

Carrothers Testimonial
Fritz Caspar, Executive VP | Carrothers Construction

"Larkin (Lamp Rynearson) is exceptional to work with from the beginning stages of a project through opening day. The foremost reason being, they approach a project as a unified team consisting of the owner, designer, and contractor."

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