Belmont pool ready to splash June 1
By Brigid Beatty
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 12:16 a.m.
EAST FRANKLIN — Summer is right around the corner and for many that means chilling out by the local pool.
Gary Montebell, director of Belmont Complex, said the outdoor pool — which holds 365,000 gallons — will be ready for opening day on June 1.
“We're all set,” he said, noting that the swim team is preparing to start practice for the season and that school groups will be hitting the pool next week.
The Olympic-size swimming pool also features a 150-foot water slide, diving area and children's zero-entrance play area.
Swim activities and the pool's open season will not be affected by the current construction project at the complex, Montebell said.
The wheelchair accessible addition will include an ice skate rental and sharpening shop, a new concession and first aid area and will have two new locker rooms and a family restroom.
The whole front of the building also is being remodeled, said Montebell.
The $2 million project was made possible through grants garnered by state Sen. Don White and from county-matched funds.
And although construction will continue through the pool season (with a completion time estimated to be around mid-September) construction areas will be fenced off to ensure public safety, said Montebell.
“There will still be plenty of space (for swim-related activity),” he said.
Montebell noted that anybody younger than 18 interested in trying out for the swim team should contact the Belmont Complex.
For more information, call 724-548-5455 or visit www.belmontcomplex.net.
Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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