Thursday, April 14 2011
The Evansville Parks and Recreation Department is working to repair all the city pools so they open on time this year.
So far Lorraine pool has received the most repairs. Last summer there was a problem with the infrastructure and piping when the lining was put into place. Now, contractors have identified 14 leaks and are working to fix those. Once that is done, a new liner will be put in place, costing more than $37,000.
In three weeks, the parks department will start prepping by draining, power washing, filling and chlorinating the pools. Garvin pool will take the most work to open, because it's the only city pool with a fiberglass liner.
Agency Director Dan Schall says, "that is our goal every year to get the pools up and running. You don't know your major problems until you pressurize the system with water, by looking at a pool it might look great cosmetically, but once you pressurize it that's when your true issues start to arise."
Hartke pool will open the weekend before Memorial Day and the rest of the pools will open the first Tuesday in June.