Doris Duke’s Shangri La Salt Water Pool Conversion

The Shangri-La Salt Water Pool was designed in 1938 and is directly supplied from the ocean and drained to the ocean.  The pool holds 180,000 gallons of water and is 30 feet wide x 75 feet long, with a depth of 15 feet.

The environmental concerns regarding draining pool water into the ocean, corroded piping, and failing pool system equipment, prompted the facility to convert the salt water pool to a freshwater pool system.  Changing to a freshwater system will require installation of a new 5 horsepower self-priming centrifugal pump, 2 high rate sand filters, chemical treatment and piping, while preserving the pool’s historic look.