The Town closed the pool in May 2018 for the following reasons:
- The heating/cooling systems are not working up to their capacity causing operational problems.
- The north side of the building has an undetermined issue, which causes ice/frost to build up at the emergency exits in addition to toys and items freezing to the floor. This issue creates a buildup of frost bad enough it had to be chipped out twice a day at minimum.
- The HVAC system is not working to its capacity.
- The pool has several big leaks in it, which are not a simple fix and will require pool professionals.
With the condition of our water treatment plant and the pool using 6,000 to 8,000 gallons of water per day it was my recommendation to close the pool until an assessment could be completed by an engineer. The Town had an engineer come and a high-level assessment was completed. The engineer and I inspected the pools condition and agreed that operating the pool with it leaking so bad was detrimental to the pool and the water treatment plant. All the leaking has caused a considerable amount of corrosion in the crawl space and the equipment that surrounds the pool. Additionally, the amount of fresh water going to our sewage treatment plant is not good for it.
As it sits right now, the pool is waiting for a more detailed assessment to see what the actual cost of repairs for the building will be. We do not have a time frame for this. With the amount of work that's being done in the community, resources (both personnel and monetary) are limited. With that said, we hope soon to have the ability to procure an engineering firm to take an in-depth look at it. Anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks for your continued patience.
Tom Zelenesky, Town Superintendent
November 4, 2019