Troy looks to reopen city pool closed for two years
April 24, 2019 01:38 PM
TROY - Construction crews in Troy are working to hopefully get the South Troy pool back open for the summertime.
The city of Troy says Mayor Patrick Madden, the city engineer and Assemblyman John McDonald were working to take a look at the beginnings of possibly reopening the pool.
Back in February, the city announced it would try to reopen the South Troy Pool and begin taking bids in this project in March.
Repair and renovation was part of the 2019 budget, plus some grant money to get the pool back in time for summer.
The South Troy Pool and the Lansingburgh Pool were closed in 2017 after an engineering assessment found significant structural and safety concerns. City Hall said they just didn't have the money to open the pools. Since then, they have used spray pools, or bussed kids elsewhere to cool off.
To hear more details about how the city is working to get the pool open, watch the video of John Craig's story.
In South #TroyNY as work is underway to get the city pool fixed in time for the summer. On Monday @MayorMadden @TroyCityHall and the city engineer showed progress to @johnmcdonald108. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/LGwgk6rx1e— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) April 24, 2019
After two years if no public pools @MayorMadden @TroyCityHall gives us a close up look at challenges to get the 5,225 sq. ft. 10’ deep South #TroyNY pool ready by July. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/0KzlBqGrJ9— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) April 24, 2019
The South End #TroyNY built in 1962, L-shape, depths range from 3’ shallow to 10’ diving side, floor area 5,225 sq. ft. Filter room redone, bathhouse rehabbed. Est. cost $1M. @WNYT pic.twitter.com/S4L6ZfUN7B— John Craig (@JohnCraigWNYT) April 24, 2019
Updated: April 24, 2019 01:38 PM
Created: April 24, 2019 08:23 AM
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