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A Day at the Pool Stadium

Hailey Eisenrich
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5 K 221 Aq Stadium Swim3 SmLas Vegas' pool scene has a new player, and this destination may just hit the jackpot for sports fans.

Circa Resort and Casino — downtown's first ground-up casino resort since 1980, and the city's only 21+ resort — opened last October, debuting a multi-level pool amphitheater. Dubbed Stadium Swim, the venue features a 14-million-megapixel LED screen to broadcast major sports games and other events.

Designed by Steelman Partners, Stadium Swim features six pools and two spas with 15,756 total sq. ft. of wet space. Each body of water is maintained at a different temperature depending on the weather, ranging from 78 to 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Pools on the fifth level are heated to 104 degrees on colder days, offering guests "an après ski-like sensation, all while in the heart of the desert."

Stadium Swim's pools utilize Ultraviolet Light (UVL) sanitation and advanced water recirculation patterns. All eight bodies of water have real-time chemical monitoring controllers as well as automated chlorine and chemical dispensing systems. All of the pool filters use self-sterilizing glass and an activated, 100% bio-resistant material.

"Circa has adopted, by far, the fastest recirculation times of any pool in Las Vegas," says STO Design Group, Inc., Circa's pool consultant. The company added that the combination of UVL, water chemistry analyzers and chemical feed systems will "deliver the cleanest and most sustainable pool water in the city."

Stadium Swim is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, with a 4,000 person capacity. The venue will offer poolside fare through a collaboration between Michigan restaurateurs Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's Deli), Chris Sotiropoulous and Grace Keros (third-generation owners of Detroit's American Coney Island). Local artists DJ daily, and two swim-up bars allow guests to order a beverage without leaving the water.


This article first appeared in the February 2021 issue of AQUA Magazine — the top resource for retailers, builders and service pros in the pool and spa industry. Subscriptions to the print magazine are free to all industry professionals. Click here to subscribe.

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