Aquaplex renos ap­proved by coun­cil

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail file photo

On Mon­day Drumheller town coun­cil ap­proved a sup­plier for a new pool cladding ma­te­rial to be in­stalled at the Aquaplex.

The floor­ing will al­low eas­ier clean­ing and main­te­nance of the pool basin, with clean­ing of this new floor­ing es­ti­mated to save at least 10 days of pool clo­sures a year. It will also pro- vide a shal­lower en­try into the pool.

The ma­te­rial is eas­ier to clean in place and the liner does not re­quire paint­ing. The town hopes the ease of this new ma­te­rial will pro­vide sav­ings over the life­time of the pool basin. The ex­pected life of the new basin is 15-25 years.

The sup­plier con­tract was awarded to NCA Aquat­ics at $775,000 which was ap­proved in the 2016 Cap­i­tal Bud­get.

The ma­te­rial is be­ing man­u­fac­tured in Italy and ex­pected to ar­rive in the first two weeks of Septem­ber, with in­stal­la­tion ten­ders to be put out as soon as a de­sign pro­posal is pro­vided by NCA Aquat­ics in a few weeks.

While the pool is closed for

We’re try­ing our best to keep the pool open as long as we can.”

ren­o­va­tions, es­ti­mated at 2 months, the out­door pool will re­main open for use if in­stal­la­tion be­gins early enough in the sum­mer.

“We’re try­ing our best to keep the pool open as long as we can,” said In­fras­truc­ture Di­rec­tor Al Ken­drick.

Con­tract­ing work for ma­te­rial to ren­o­vate the Aquaplex pool basin was ap­proved on Mon­day, with work ex­pected to be­gin in Septem­ber.

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