Contractor Shmerl (Shmaryahu) Stoler, who was responsible for building some of Tel Aviv’s famous landmarks, including the Palatin Hotel, was assigned one of the most ambitious projects in 1950’s Tel Aviv. Along with an experienced team of workers equipped with manual concrete machines, he set forth. The pool was planned on ground formerly covered in sea water. Therefore it was necessary to dry the ground well to create conditions for digging the pool. As they built the pool, waves from the sea would occasionally hit the walls, which led to their destruction and reconstruction.