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Wading pool opening costs estimated

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MARCIA A. NELESEN
May 10, 2008
— Reopening Riverside Park Wading Pool could cost $62,000, city staff estimate.

The cost to operate the pool is estimated at $30,000.


Opening is schedule for Saturday, June 28.


The council closed the pool in 2002 to save money. Since then, public sentiment has grown to reopen the pool.


On Monday, the city council will be asked to borrow money to repair the pool and to take the operating costs from the city’s contingency fund.


Mike Williams, leisure services director, in a memo listed the following mechanical repairs and equipment replacement:


-- Caulk, power wash, paint and repair the 70-year-old concrete pool vessel—$14,000.


-- Build a fence—$4,500.


-- Repair the mechanical system. The filters are in good condition but a new sand medium is needed at $1,000. Staff wants to raise the motors and pumps to eliminate a sump pump. The new pumps, with associated plumbing and electrical work, would cost $18,500. Replacing the chlorination system from liquid to tablets would cost $4,000. Total—$23,500.


-- Replace underground piping—$12,000.


-- Buy maintenance and safety equipment, such as first aid supplies, a water test kit, signs, rescue equipment and lifeguard chairs—$2,500.


-- 10 percent contingency—$5,650.



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