Feb. 28 Pool update
The leak repair work at the pool will begin at the start of next week.
These repairs are scheduled to be complete by March 22 and the Town will continue to provide updates on the progress of the repair work up until completion.
The Town’s goal is to have the pool open and ready so that we can offer spring swimming lessons to the community.
Earlier this year, we hired an engineering consulting firm to assess the structural integrity of the pool basin. The results of the assessment provided us with an indication of the lifespan of the pool. The good news is that the pool is structurally sound, and it’s estimated that the pool can function with regular maintenance for about another 15 to 20 years. This will allow us to meet the requests of our residents to have a functioning pool in the community while a new aquatics facility can be built.
The x-ray also identified minor repairs that will need to be addressed during the next annual maintenance shutdown, currently scheduled for the fall of 2020.
During the 2019 budget approval process, Council decided on a 4.6 per cent tax increase that will help us begin to save for a new aquatics facility. For the next 10 years, we will save $12 million towards a new aquatics facility expansion. While we save this amount, we will be working with residents to design a new aquatics facility – something that will serve the needs and desires of the community.