Robbins Bio Channel Star flooring was installed in the swim gym at Beverly Hills High School.

Building a floor that not only sits atop a swimming pool, but is also retractable, comes with its own set of unique challenges, according to the company.

“The challenges for this floor is the humidity issues from the pool and moving it back and forth," said Mark Herthel, sales manager at Pacific Floor Co. "We installed the Bio-Channel Star to prevent moisture transfer under the floor and between any sleepers. We closed off the sides to protect the subfloor and we used 1-½" XL-Plus for a more stable floor. We also closely monitored the humidity in the gym. The building does not have de-humidifiers, however they have a good exhaust system to circulate the air. We also made sure the exhaust fans under the bleachers were working as the floor can be stored under them for considerable time. A HOBO was also used to monitor conditions during the install."

The Swim Gym was also chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Sports Surface of the Year contest which recognizes the hard work and dedication of Robbins dealers. The winner will be announced in May 2017.

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