Workers excavate Community Center pool |

Workers excavate Community Center pool

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” There’s a hole in the ground where the aquatic center soon will be.

After pouring the foundation for the aquatic center building, workers from Key Construction began excavating the actual pool on Tuesday.

The $3.5 million aquatic center will be attached to the gymnasium and locker rooms of the Community Center off of West Midland Avenue.

By Wednesday afternoon, the hole looked roughly like a swimming pool.

“They’re still saying it will get done by Nov. 1,” the city’s construction representative Pat Seydel said. “They’re going to do the activity pool, then they’ll shore up the pool building’s foundation.”

There’s also about two weeks of pipe work to be done.

“There’s a lot of piping and drains,” Seydel said. “Then there are pipes that are poured into the slab.

The pool’s steel building will be erected in May.

“That will take about a month,” Seydel said.

Meanwhile, city manager Mike Copp is working on the money side of the center.

“We’re trying to do the financing on it,” he said.

City Council will be presented with options on how to pay for the city’s portion of the cost ” which will depend on how many pledges are actually collected in the Let’s All Pledge fund-raising drive ” in one of its next two regular meetings.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511

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