Humphries told magistrates that the county has been working hard to keep the pool up and running, and making sure the pool is up to standards, for the past few years. “We’ve put quite a bit of money into it … in the last few years,” Humphries said.
One of the items discussed was a new kind of drain. It was agreed that the county will purchase a new, roughly $1,800, drain for the pool to put it into compliance. Humphries said there was a Congressional act passed not long ago that limits the flow of water out to keep a person from being trapped at the bottom of the pool and drowning.
“We try to make it as workable and user-friendly as possible, and provide an opportunity for the youth of Trigg County to be able to go to it,” said Humphries.
The new drain so far, is the only major upgrade for the pool this year, with only the occasional pipe and valve being replaced, according to Humphries, who went on to say that the county spent roughly $10,000 last year in renovations, which included a resurfacing of the pool floor.
The pool, which the county has been renting from the American Legion for $1 per year for several years, was built in the 1930s, and is located just west of Cadiz, across from Little River on top of what is locally known as swimming pool hill. The county provides insurance because it rents the pool, Humphries said.
However, the judge executive added that the county would appreciate any support from any local civic groups or other local organizations that would help maintain the pool.
“It’s one of the last American Legion pools that is left of that era,” Humphries said. “It’s old, it’s hard to maintain, hard to keep up, but the other alternative is the enormous cost to someone, not the county, to have a new pool built.”
The pool will likely be discussed again at next week’s fiscal court meeting, which will be held at 6 p.m. May 4.