Hampton High School pool pipes need repairs
By Bethany Hofstetter
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Hampton Township School District officials hope to avoid a major demolition project by relining the pipes of the high school pool to extend their life.
Iron deposits at the bottom of the high school pool caused school officials to arrange for Enviro-Flow Pipe & Conduit Services Ltd., a company out of Zanesville, Ohio, to inspect the pipes only to discover the problem is the pipes themselves.
The 6- to 8-inch pipes, which run 102 linear feet, are original to the 1969 installation, and the inspection video shows fragments of the interior “fraying and floating in the water,” said Rick Farino, buildings and grounds supervisor.
“The pipe is still semi-rigid, but we feel it needs to be relined in lieu of digging up the pipe,” Farino said.
The school board approved having Enviro-Flow install the Flow-Liner cured-in-place pipe lining system, which will line the cast iron pipes with a resin and new lining, for a total of $29,831.
However, some board members first raised concerns about the length of the one-year warranty and the cost of the service, which was above the $25,000 estimated in the capital-improvement budget.
Jeff Kline, director of administrative services and transportation, said there is money in the capital-improvement budget to cover the almost $5,000 difference.
“There was some wiggle room,” Kline said, “but it will inhibit us in future projects.”
Farino said he would request an additional year's warranty but assured the board Enviro-Flow's proposal was the best solution for the problem.
“I think it's the only way in lieu of major demolition,” he said.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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