COUDERSPORT — It had been planned to open the newly-renovated pool here by May 24. But May 24 has come and gone, the pool isn’t complete and a new opening date for the pool hasn’t been confirmed.
Swimming lessons are to start next week, but if the pool isn’t ready by then, Bev Morris, borough manager, will call those signed up to make other arrangements.
“Everyone is frustrated but we want to make sure we get it done right,” Morris said. The construction has been coming along, and she said everything Premier Pool Renovations has done, they’ve done well. She said the borough council is aware of the situation and most have visited the pool to check things out.
Morris said once the plaster inside the pool is done, it needs to be filled immediately. Once that is finished, everything will speed up.
A quick peek at the pool last week shows the zero-grade entry has been installed with anti-slip material to help those easing their way into the pool. A yellow section on the floor of the pool was put in to separate the shallow end from the deep end.
The deeper end — seven feet deep — has four swimming lanes set for those wanting to swim laps. Morris also hopes to have water aerobic classes. Basketball hoops will be set up on either side of the deeper end, too.
In the bath house, hot water is hooked up and a new counter installed. There will be a ramp leaving the bath house to go to the pool, to comply with ADA standards.
Morris said she has no doubt that June, pool operator, will maintain the pool very well.
“She’ll make sure everything is perfect to go for the kids,” Morris said.
A few things are still up in the air at the moment, such as lounge chair rentals. Morris said their main priority right now is just getting the pool open for everyone to enjoy.