During our yearly ‘around BC’ road trips visiting current and new clients, we had always stopped into the Fort St. John pool facility to check on the operation of the sound system since 2015. Each year we were advised that the sound system needed assistance, and in August of 2021, we were awarded the contract to complete a wholesale replacement of the pool’s sound system. Chlorine is especially brutal to electronics and speakers, and most zones in the building were either dead or intermittent. The existing sound system was an imposing looking 6’ rack behind the front desk, with numerous 120 watt amplifiers used to power the various speakers. 22 years after the original installation, most amplifiers were intermittent and dead, and the ‘weather rated’ pool speakers weren’t in much better shape.
Sound Solutions replaced the all-analog 6’ sound system rack with a smaller 3’ rack, using a QSC Core 110f and 7” touch screen at the front desk to control the entire sound system.
We installed a Factor mic and music input plate at the front desk, as well as on the pool deck with Bluetooth receivers. This allowed the staff to wirelessly pair their phones to the sound system, without requiring those pesky 3.5mm cables that either go intermittent at the worst possible time, or are lost.
User friendly touch screen pages allow adjustments to the entire system.
We installed an independent WiFi router, so that the staff can control the entire sound system from an iPad or iPhone.
We installed a new dual headset Evo wireless mic system for aquacise classes in the pool, and control of the lap and leisure pool speaker zones allow the staff to send the mic and music to the pool area where it is desired.
We replaced the aging Peavey speakers with new Community R.35 models which have the highest weather rating available, with an expected life of 20+ years.