Pool plans to open as scheduled, says committee
by S. Alan Reed
May 17, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Despite a labor-intensive task ahead preparing the American Legion Swimming Pool, Jan Woodall and Crystal Fuller of the Swimming Pool Committee assure concerned citizens that business as usual will resume on opening day. The pool is scheduled to open Monday, May 29, which is Memorial Day.

“This is not something unique to this year,” Fuller said, referring to needed repairs at the pool. “We have to do this every year to get ready for the summer. With the pool, there is a certain amount of freezing and cracking every year. The situation is not as bad as it was last year. The major cracks have not resurfaced.”

Fuller described current efforts at the pool as ongoing. Fall leaves that had littered the pool have been removed, and stagnant water in the deep end has been pumped out.

Mechanically, Woodall says the pool is in excellent condition. “The pumps are in good shape. We replaced some parts not long ago, and they are working well.”

The situation with the showers is also being addressed. The Trigg County Health Department requires swimmers to shower before entering the pool. In an interview three weeks ago, Woodall stated that the showers were currently out of service.

“Right now, we’re in contact with two people to discuss the repair of the showers. They will be in service when we open,” said Fuller. “Every year we apply for a permit from the health department, and do what they tell us to do to be able to open.”

Both Woodall and Fuller said that lavatory facilities for both genders are functional.

The pool has received opening funds from governmental agencies, according to Fuller and Woodall, though are looking to scale back their operation this season in order to save perhaps $3,000 for a certificate of deposit to start operations with no external support next season.

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