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Gillis Pool to stay closed this summer
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 by Elizabeth Pagano
As foretold in the 2014 Aquatic Assessment, Gillis Pool will be closed for this summer swim season. A memo from Parks and Recreation Director Kimberly McNeeley explains that at last estimate in 2018, the cost of replacing the pool was $3.7 million. “Estimates today would likely far exceed the 2018 amount,” she notes. “The department aquatics maintenance team conducted a routine inspection and discovered that the entire operating system must be replaced before the pool can reopen. Without replacement funding currently available, preliminary repair and replacement costs are estimated to exceed $300,000. The timeframe for repair is estimated to take between six and 18 months.” Gillis Pool is located at 2504 Durwood St., near the intersection of West Oltorf and South First streets.
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