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Brentwood Council considers options for aging pool

| Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 1:15 p.m.
Brentwood Public Pool supervisor Tereeq Smith of Carrick plays a volleyball game with Spencer Beauregard, 11, of Brentwood, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2015 at Brentwood Public Pool.
Randy Jarosz | For Trib Total Media
Brentwood Public Pool supervisor Tereeq Smith of Carrick plays a volleyball game with Spencer Beauregard, 11, of Brentwood, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2015 at Brentwood Public Pool.

This might be the final year for the Brentwood Borough swimming pool.

Brentwood Council will hold a community meeting June 27 to gather input from residents about what needs to be done about the borough swimming pool: Should it remain as a swimming pool or should the pool be filled in and used as community space, such as a park or amphitheater?

It could cost as much as $1.55 million to fix the pool, which is roughly 50 years old.

The pool needs a new liner to limit leaks. It also needs new piping and concrete decking repair. Also, the bathhouse has structural issues and needs replaced, borough leaders have said.

And now there are issues with the baby pool. New code requirements require the baby pool to have its own filter system, which would include additional piping and a new filter room.

The price tag of the repairs needed at the swimming pool have led to discussions about turning the space into an amphitheater and community area at half of the cost. The borough also loses around $60,000 a year on the pool.

As its future is up for debate, the borough is selling passes to the pool which run $75 for a family pass, which covers two adults and up to three minor children residing in the same house. Single adult passes are $35, while senior citizens can receive discounted season admission for $25 with their Medicare Card.

Individual passes for minors ages 17 and under are available for $15. A ticket for single-day entry is $3 for adults and $1 for children and teenagers.

The pool typically is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at selliott@tribweb.com, 412-627-9423, or via Twitter at @41Suzanne.

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