Inspection indicates swimming pool needs repair
Minneota’s outdoor swimming pool, heavily used in the summer months, is in drastic need of repair.
While the Minneota City Council didn’t make a definitive decision Monday night on the repairs, they did review potential cost of repairs and asked for more information.
A Public Pool Inspection Report completed in June by Chris Hansen of the Southwest Health and Human Services agency of Southwest Minnesota says the toddler pool and junior pool will need to be resurfaced prior to opening in 2019 (next summer) and the main pool will need to be resurfaced prior to opening in 2020 (the following summer).
“I have been in contact with Jason Gillet of Horizon Pool and Spa to discus options for resurfacing and/or installing a liner,” said City Administrator Shirley Teigland.
She also contacted Penguin Pool about liners for the junior and wading pools. She had not received those figures prior to Monday’s council meeting.
Horizon Pool estimated the cost of installing a liner on the lap pool and both wading pools would be $195,000.
They added, “A complete chip off and replastering of the lap pool and both wading pools would cost $235,000. Replastering just the two wading pools was estimated at a minimum of $30,000.
It appears liners may be the best way to proceed. However, the council preferred to wait until all bids are in before making a final decision.
To pay for the project, Administrator Teigland said the funds would come out of the capital outlay and general fund.
“At the end of 2018, there will be $44,849 earmarked in the capital outlay fund for pool repair.
” There also have been fundraisers for pool repair and may be more in the future.