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Greensburg to choose contractor for pool renovation

Jacob Tierney
Greensburg is planning a major renovation of 55-year-old Veteran’s Memorial Pool, paid for with part of a $1.2 million bond approved last year.

Greensburg will choose a contractor Monday to handle a major renovation of Veterans’ Memorial Pool at Lynch Field.

Officials originally had hoped to hire someone at this week’s regularly scheduled city council meeting, but several contractors said they needed more time to take a look at the pool and craft their proposals, according to city manager Kelsye Milliron.

Council this week scheduled a special meeting for Monday to read the bids.

The total cost of the pool project is expected to be about $850,000, paid for out of a $1.2 million bond the city issued last year.

Work is expected to begin soon after a contractor is hired.

The pool will be closed for renovations this summer as workers add a splash park with sprinklers and other water features, new water slides, a zero-depth entry area that will allow visitors to walk in and out of shallow water from the pool’s edge without stairs, a new liner, mechanical improvements and more.

About 150 people use the 7,000 square-foot pool on a typical summer day. There were a total of 11,650 swimmers last year, city officials said.

The Greensburg YMCA operated the pool from 2014-2017. The city resumed management of the facility this year.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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