Aging Brentwood pool in need of repairs
The cost to swim this summer at Brentwood's community pool will not go up because it will close two weeks early so necessary repairs can be made, the borough manager said.
The pool typically is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The pool, which is roughly 50 years old, needs a new liner to limit leaks, said George Zboyovsky, borough manager. It also needs new piping and concrete decking repair. The bathhouse, which is not ADA compliant and has structural issues, will be replaced during the second phase of the renovation.
The first phase of the project will cost $500,000, while the second phase is estimated to cost between $500,000 and $800,000, Zboyovsky said.
To help with the repair work, the borough has received a combined $275,000 in state grant money.
Admission to the pool is $3 for an adult and $1 for children up to 17 years of age. An annual pool pass for adult is $35, while a senior pass if $25. A family pass is $75 and covers two adults and three children under the age of 17 living in the same household. Around 400 pool passes are sold each year.
Members of the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department and Brentwood EMS are admitted free. Individual swim lessons are $35 a session.
Zboyovsky said the borough does not make money from the swimming pool. In fact, he said, it loses anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 a year on pool operations.
Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-871-2346.