Demolition and Reconstruction of Henderson Pool Underway
LETHBRIDGE: Work to replace the Henderson Outdoor Pool basin has begun, with demolition
expected to be complete by the end of March.
City Council decided last August to move the project up instead of leaving it
until 2015-2016, because of concern the pool's deteriorating basin won't be able
to hold water this swimming season. At that time, Councillor Ryan Parker stated,
"We've kind of had a continual problem at that pool in regards to ongoing
maintenance and we had to delay the pool opening just this year (2013) by eight days
because of continual leakage and as the summer progressed we've noticed that
the leakage has gotten worse - it's hard actually to keep that pool full at all times, so instead of waiting two years, we're going to start doing
construction in 2014."
While it's anticipated the pool will only be closed for a year, in March of
last year, Director of Community Services Bary Beck cautioned that they will be
working in an area that used to be an old slew, so he doesn't know what they
will find once the basin is removed.
The $6.5 Million project to refurbish the 49-year old pool includes upgrading
the mechanical systems and the addition of new amenities such as spray toys,
slides and a tot area.
Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3/9/2014 2:21:53 PM
Source: Dori Modney (On Twitter - Dori_Modney) -- Country 95 News Photo Credits - (R) Equipment moved in to demolish Henderson Pool. (B) Henderson Pool in 2013