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Face-lift planned for Alameda Park Pool

| Saturday, July 12, 2014, 3:45 p.m.

Guests who use the Alameda Park Pool in Butler Township to cool down each summer can look forward to a newly renovated swimming pool, which will be open in time for the 2015 season.

Renovations to the pool, which was built in 1972 and renovated in 1998, will begin on Sept. 1 after it closes for the season, said Gary Pinkerton, director of parks and recreation in Butler County.

“Depending on what money is available, we'll be determining what work we're doing,” he said.

The renovations are priced about $1 million and will be a replacement of the existing tile work, re-plastering of the pool and work on the existing filtration system.

Added amenities could include another zero-entry station, the replacement of the existing drop slide with a bigger drop slide, the replacement of the current water slide and the possible addition of a spray pad, Pinkerton said.

The bids will be opened on July 21, he said, and will be selected no later than Aug. 13.

Commissioner Bill McCarrier said the county has been wanting to renovate the pool for several years, but was waiting until it had enough money.

McCarrier said officials haven't discussed yet whether the price of admission to the pool will have to go up next year because of the renovations, which he said are necessary to the pool's survival.

“If we're going to keep it open, we have to do it,” he said.

Megan Henney is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7987 or mhenney@tribweb.com.

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