The fact-finding expedition continues toward the possibility of an indoor pool.
“We did do some pool tours,” said city administrator Bill Brock. “We visited three pools. I learned a lot by going on those tours.”
Reviewed were indoor pools at Manchester Parks and Recreation, Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, and Jimmy Floyd Center in Lebanon.
In attendance with Brock were other city representatives, including Board of Mayor and Aldermen members Vice Mayor Ben Newman, and Aldermen Steve Harvey and Kate Alsbrook.
Visiting what others have constructed was the idea of Newman as a way to gather information, such as cost to construct, cost-saving measures, what company they used, fees charged, and any pitfalls the city should avoid if it moves forward with an indoor pool.
Brock said more tours are under consideration due to the first three offering valuable information.
“I would like to go on some tours and look at some more indoor pools,” Brock said. “We did pick up some good information, I felt like. We saw some things we wanted and some things we didn’t want. We are moving forward with that to try to come to some resolution on how the board wants to handle it. We will be seeing some more pools in the near future.”
Under consideration by city officials at this time is a 25-meter by 25-yard lap pool with a pre-engineered building to enclose it. It would be constructed adjacent to the Civic Center.
No final decisions have been made on an indoor pool.