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Construction, storms delay pool’s opening

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Hurricanes and slower-than-expected construction have pushed back the opening of the city’s aquatic center by a month. The center, which was scheduled to open sometime in the beginning of November, now won’t open until sometime in early December. “The contractor made a request for an extension of 30 days,” Glenwood Springs parks and recreation director Leon Kuhn said. “Our opinion is that we didn’t want them to get in a big rush and give us an inferior product.”Several factors contributed to the delay, including soil stabilization problems, a slower-than-expected steel erection of the building, and materials that couldn’t be delivered from Florida because of the barrage of hurricanes that hit the Sunshine State in the latter part of the summer. “We were looking forward to it, but we didn’t want them to rush,” Kuhn said. To make up for lost revenues at the pool, the contractor will make a “donation” of $300 a day, which is the expected amount of revenue the pool would have made in its first month if opened on time. In all, the contractor could wind up donating $10,000.Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext.

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