Pool open for remainder of summer
by alan Reed
Jul 09, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bathers enjoyed the American Legion Swimming Pool for the first time this summer last Wednesday after the pool met the requirements of state inspectors.

Pool Manager Rhonda P’Pool said, “Everything went really well. The inspector was very thorough. She checked everything. Everything that needed repair had been repaired. Now, our pool looks great. The chemicals are in range, not too high or low.”

P’Pool said that the community remained interested in the pool during its one-month closure for repairs to the pool floor and surge tank. On Wednesday morning alone, she sold 13 passes for the truncated five-week season. “The kids are really excited. We have our lifeguards here and ready and have told our callers that we’re open.”

“People began arriving around 10:30 to 11 this morning,” said P’Pool. “We have a list of games we are going to go over, but right now, we’re letting the staff get oriented. Kids at the pool often initiate games themselves, but we have some age-appropriate activites too. We want to have some special things for our swimmers.”

The pool repaired its surge tank and performed nearly $5,000 to patch holes in the walls and floor and apply a sealant.

“The repairs made to the pool by the county will preserve longevity,” said P’Pool. “We know how to maintain it better. Even if I leave the pool, in two years (County Facilities Manager) Randy Wade will still know how the pumps work, and can maintain them and train new managers on the mechanical parts of the pool.”

For the rest of the story on the American Legion Pool, see The Cadiz Record's July 9 edition.
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