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Pool renovation ready
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EZRA BLACK
Pass Herald Reporter
The head of the company building the community’s swimming pool says the new design will allow everyone from tots to the elderly to get their feet wet.

Brett Dyregrov, project manager with Western Recreation, told the Pass Herald that several design features would open the pool to people of all ages and abilities.

The new tot pool and large amusement style waterslide will be perfect for youngsters, says Dyregrov, while a zero-depth beach entry and therapeutic vortex feature will appeal to the elderly.

“The existing pool was well built,” said Dyregrov. “But it wasn’t functional for all the different age groups that wanted to use it.”

In addition to these features, the new pool will have a six-lane 25-metre area where groups like the Pass Piranha swim club can compete.

Western Recreation completed the decommissioning of the old pool last week, which involved removing rails, ladders and its old PVC membrane. Demolition is now underway and actual construction should begin sometime next week, said Dyregrov.

Work will continue until mid-December and will resume at the beginning of February 2017.
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“With some of the new construction technologies out there, we’re able to work pretty much through the winter,” said Dyregrov.

The pool should be open in time for Canada’s 150th birthday next year, he said.

While a typical concrete pool has all its pipes buried in the ground, the new pool will have a full crawl space, which should make it easier to maintain.

Dyregrov said the crawl space is patented technology designed to give the owner accessibility to all the piping. It will also have a weeping tile and sump system to manage ground water.

Western Recreation has built about 200 pools from British Columbia to Nova Scotia over the last quarter century, says Dyregrov.

Lyle Hannan, director of Community Services, noted that the pool will be the first major piece of infrastructure built in the municipality since the Crowsnest Pass Sports Complex was completed in the 1980s.

“It’s exciting to have something new to get interested in,” said Hannan. “It’s been a lot of years.”
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