Town of Palm Beach Shores

NEWS RELEASE 05-16: New Town Beach Lifeguard Tower set to arrive September 1st

August 26, 2016

New Town Beach Lifeguard Tower set to arrive September 1st


Palm Beach Shores, FL – The new lifeguard tower, constructed by Bausch Enterprises, Inc. out of Stuart, Florida, will arrive at its new home in Palm Beach Shores on Thursday, September 1, 2016.  The arrival time of the tower will be approximately 8-10 am.  A crane will initially hoist the new structure from the Town Beach Parking Lot to a staging area near the Tiki Hut.


On Friday, September 2nd, Public Works Staff will use heavy equipment to move the structure to its ultimate location to the east of the old lifeguard tower.  At approximately 12:00 Noon on Friday, demolition will commence on the old lifeguard tower in an informal countdown ceremony hosted by Mayor Koutzen. 


The public is invited to watch and be a part of the new chapter in the Town’s history!


Replacement of the Town’s current lifeguard tower has been an on-going project and discussion.   The current lifeguard tower is very old and has become dilapidated and is in need of replacement.  The new tower is approximately 3 feet taller than the old tower with a 180 degree viewing area for better visibility.  Its larger interior would allow the lifeguard to assist customers for treatment inside if necessary, and the manufacturer is local, with less cost for delivery.


“The improved visibility from this new tower will help our lifeguards provide better safety for swimmers,” said Mayor Koutzen.


There are 2 lifeguard tower manufacturers in the United States.  Industrial Design Research, based in Santa Ana California, makes a fiberglass tower.  Bausch Enterprises, Inc., based in Stuart Florida, makes aluminum and stainless steel towers.  Each manufacturer is a sole-source provider for their respective product.  The Town Commission selected Bausch Enterprises, Inc. to construct the new lifeguard tower based on specifications, durability and long-lasting benefits. 


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