Trigg County Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said, “We’ve used two palates of grout and gone in to fix the loose, rough and broken spots on the floor of the pool. This has improved the texture of the facility and now we are awaiting a material to seal the bottom of the pool. It should be here be the end of this week [ending May 31] or early next week. Then it is a simple process of rolling it onto the pool.”
Humphries estimated repairs to total about $1,000 for the grout, using approximately 60 bags at $8 per bag, plus city and county labor. “The sealer is more expensive. As it is a newer product, we estimate it to cost in the $3,000 range.”
The Judge added that the failure of a 15-horsepower motor forced the early closure of the pool last year, though has since been rebuilt, for approximately $1,000. “That’s partly due to the nature of the pool chemicals. The acid wears it out quicker. The pump is working properly at this time.”
County Facilities Manager Randy Wade said on Monday morning that he was at the pool with a rubbing stone to remove sharp edges and corners from the pool floor.
Humphries said that the pool had some funds left from last season, but faced additional costs before opening this year.
The Cadiz Record requested the pool’s records of revenues and expenditures from the years 2002-2008 from Humphries’ office on April 25 through a Freedom of Information Act request. Humphries deferred the request to Pool Manager Rhonda P’Pool. At the time, P’Pool did not have the records, but promised to provide them soon. At this time, The Cadiz Record has not received the records. Messages left for P’Pool through the Trigg County Judge/Executive’s Office and Trigg County Middle School, where P’Pool is employed, have not been returned.
“We would love to open at the end of next (the present) week, but that is probably a best case scenario at this point. We’re in a situation where we are waiting for a product that they are having trouble shipping,” said Humphries. “Once we get it, it should be a three or four day process to put it in. We may look at June 5, or that weekend. This is probably a very optimistic timetable.”
Pool managers in the past have said that once filled, the pool must not be used for three days to allow proper mixing of chemicals.
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