Thursday, May 07, 2009

Let's spend more money on the pool!

Excerpted from an email from Town Hall sent last Friday, May 1:

Recently staff at the Pool indicated that they were concerned about air quality issues. In response, Gil Cormier who is an air quality expert who has done previous work for the Town and Board of Education, was asked to visit the Pool to evaluate the situation. He confirmed that the air quality is being compromised and recommended that we address the situation, which would require us to demolish the existing sheetrock and replace it with a material which doesn’t absorb moisture.

At this time we don’t know the cost associated with this recommendation or the timeframe for such a remediation, but we are checking with various contractors who have done remediation with the Town in the past, and I will have additional information for you at the Town Council meeting on May 12th. It is likely that the Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss this at their meeting next Wednesday.


And keep in mind that we'll be putting a new liner in the pool this month. I don't recall the cost. I think it's in the $50,000 to $60,000 range. Anyone happen to know?

I'm really wondering though if there will ever be five votes on the Council to stop the footdragging and deal with the bubble and all of its related problems.

Tim White

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lets hope after November there will be the 5 votes!

Why wouldn't they use the green board drywall when they were constructing the areas around the pool?
Isn't it "Common Sense" to do when you are constructing areas that may be damp?

Robert DeVylder Jr. said...

What idiot decided it would be a good idea to put sheetrock near a pool in the first place? Even moisture resistant sheetrock isnt suppose to be used in high moisture areas. How many times are we going to replace it? Why did our pool committee and the town officals allow this?

With more money needed for this pit, I still say it is time to cut our losses.

Anonymous said...

The pool is like a drug adict ...
gimme one more fix! just one more fix!

dr. phil said...

If the pool is like a drug addict, then the council majority is the supplier, and the voters are the passive enablers.

The solution: Voters, stop being enablers! Cut the suppliers on Nov. 3. Then allow Dr. Tim to do his therapy on the pool and end this patient’s addiction to endless town fixes.

Bill said...

The air quality in the pool affected by sheetrock is in the entry area. Don't get alarmed. The air quality of concern is in the pool area, get alarmed. Of course only common sense says one does not install sheetrock in a high humidity environment, unless it may be in your bathroom and that is durabond and covered with a tile or some other matter. The Town makes these decisions, why should we wonder why we have a problem. Go to to the lowest bidder, liosten to your favorite contractors, Gil Cormeier is one of them. Ask him about a solid, long term solution to fix the humidity problem, he may even give you one if he is relieved of accountability.

The solution is a polycarbonate structure, self contained with dehumidification and other controls. Change the filtration and chemical system to a salt water version and eliminate the chemicals. Problem is this requires forward though process, investment in long term and may not satisfy certain political agendas.

Anonymous said...

How many times has it been replaced already? 2-3?

Anonymous said...

FILL IT IN!!

Anonymous said...

Tim White is an idiot

Anonymous said...

Now of all things the idiots that run this Town have allowed people and their filthy dogs to swim in the pool. This is disgusting.

Robert DeVylder Jr. said...

They are draining the water out of the pool and putting a vinyl liner over the concrete, so humans will never have to worry about being in the same water that dogs were. Besides, whats the difference between a few dogs swimming in the pool once or geese pooping daily in Mixville?

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