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Pool evaluation, aquatic design, and aquatic engineering

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Eight-lane competition pool with 12-foot diving well

DeForest Area High School Pool

DeForest, WI

In 2019, the DeForest Area School District decided to invest in a modern aquatics facility that would provide competitive, instructional, recreational, and therapeutic swimming opportunities for the growing DeForest community. The district selected Ramaker to provide aquatic design and engineering services for its new high school swimming pool.

Having collaborated with Milwaukee-based Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) to evaluate DeForest Area High School’s previous pool in 2017, Ramaker’s aquatics team was intimately familiar with the school district’s needs. The firm’s aquatic engineers worked alongside EUA—which provided architectural design services for the high school’s new aquatic facility—the school district, and other project team members to navigate the aquatic design and construction plan development stages of the project.

The result is a sleek eight-lane competition pool with ramp access and a 12-foot diving well with a one-meter diving board. Additionally, the natatorium now has great daylighting along with wonderful spectator sight lines from the elevated bleachers.


About Ramaker


Ramaker is a full-service architecture, engineering, and interior design firm that provides innovative and efficient solutions for clients in the aquatics and recreation, cemetery, commercial development, hospitality, multifamily development, renewable energy, restaurant and retail, and telecommunications industries.

Ramaker’s range of in-house architectural design and engineering services has established the firm as a one-stop shop for projects of all scopes and sizes. A 100% employee-owned firm, Ramaker’s commitment to each project goes beyond services provided. The firm’s employee-owners are equally invested in meeting specifications and developing long-term relationships with clients. As a result of the Ramaker team’s efficiency and dedication, many clients trust the firm with ongoing work.

Headquartered in Sauk City, Wisconsin, Ramaker has additional locations in Denver, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; Willmar, Minnesota; and Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The firm also has field offices across the country. To partner with Ramaker on your next high school aquatic facility project, visit

Engineering services for high school aquatic facilities

For the past three decades, Ramaker’s aquatic engineering team has designed competition pools, lesson pools, activity pools, and therapy pools for aquatic facilities across the country. Want to explore options for the future of your aquatic facility?

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