City staff provided council with an update on progress being made on the construction of the new downtown pool as the work reaches its midway point.
Additional project costs are resulting from the unpredicted removal of unstable soils in the area of the pool tanks and the remediation of a deficient primer on the structural steel components, council was told. After the delivery of those structural components this past winter, it was determined that the primer was specified in error and would need to be replaced. Importantly, the city is pursuing reimbursement of the approximate $1 million extra cost of the primer remediation.
Even with the recent setbacks, the new pool continues to be scheduled for completion in fall of 2022. The project will deliver a number of community benefits such as universal accessibility for various ages and abilities.