SYLACAUGA, Ala. – In the Sylacauga City Council work session last week, the council was updated by Mike Whetstone, the Interim Director of Planning and Code Department, on the progress of the Sylacauga Municipal Pool. Whetstone’s report last week said the leak in the pool had been fixed, but they did not know when the pool would reopen to the public.

The wait is over, as the pool reopened on Monday, June 11. Pool Manager Barrie Hamilton said the leak was under the concrete, so it was dug up, only to find more leaks. When the first leak was repaired, another leak was found close by. Both leaks have now been repaired, and there is gravel covering the pipes. The water gathered from the leaks will evaporate through the gravel, then concrete will be poured over the gravel.

Earlier this year, Jim Armstrong, the Sylacauga Parks and Recreation Director, informed the council the pool’s pipes had a leak and was in need of repairs. No one knows how long the leak had been there, only that the pool was needing to be filled every day.

Now that the repairs are complete, swim lessons and other activities can begin. Swim lessons begin next week, and there is still time to sign up. The first session will be from June 18 until June 29, and the second session will be from July 9 until July 20. Lessons are Monday through Friday, and there are lessons at 9:45 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. The first session will also offer a lesson at 6:15 p.m. Each lesson is 30 minutes long.

The Day Camp at the Rec Center brings kids to the pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and BRIDGES comes on Fridays.

The pool is open Monday through Saturday 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Admission is $4 per person, and everyone who enters must pay, even if they do not swim.


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