Work could begin later this year on a project that will see the repairing and upgrading of a popular public 5-lane swimming pool in Farmington.
The Lions Pool is located at 405 N. Wall Avenue and has served the swimming needs of local residents since the mid-1950s.
In recent years the pool has been largely used for senior therapy classes.
City officials have long discussed the need to deal with a number of the pool’s structural issues and have now posted a request for proposals pertaining to work that will include removing and replacing its 2,700 square foot decking.
The project will additionally include removing and replacing the pool’s tile and plaster finish.
Work bringing the facility up to date is expected to be done in two phases. According to published reports, the first phase work is expected to cost as much as $170,000.
A second phase that will deal with an upgrading of the pool’s architectural, electrical, and mechanical systems will have a price tag of anywhere from $108,000 to $130,000.
The first phase work will additionally include the removal or replacement of all the depth markers inside the pool itself, as well as the depth and diving markers on the pool’s deck.
The Lions Pool was the first public pool built in Farmington when it opened and was originally intended as an outdoor pool. An enclosure with a roof was added in the early 1980s converting the facility into an indoor pool.
By Garry Boulard
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