Aquatic Center Repairs Completed; City Targets Memorial Day Opening

Public Works employees began filling the Glenwood Aquatic Center with water on Monday. (Courtesy Photo / City Of Glenwood)

City of Glenwood officials have their fingers crossed this week as the Glenwood Aquatic Center gets filled with water in preparation for the 2023 summer swimming season.

If the recently-completed repairs hold up and the water level doesn’t recede, the swimming season in Glenwood will begin on Memorial Day (May 29) and season passes will go on sale later this week at City Hall.

Water-loss issues kept the seven-year-old facility closed for the entire 2022 swimming season. Following a thorough inspection last fall, repair work was completed in April. The work included repairing and sealing joints, replacement and installation of filter tees on a water supply line and the replacement of decking near the diving board area.

The majority of the repairs were completed by Ericksen Construction, the original contractor for the aquatic center, under the watchful eyes of representatives of JEO Consulting and Eagle Engineering. JEO is the engineering firm the city selected in 2014 to oversee construction of the aquatic center, which opened in July 2016. Although the warranty for the aquatic center has expired, JEO agreed to assist the city in making the necessary repairs and covering the costs. Eagle Engineering was contracted in 2022 by the city to handle its engineering-related matters.

Admission rates for the 2023 swimming season were approved at last week’s meeting of the Glenwood City Council. Updates about the repair work and sale of season admission passes are being posted on the Glenwood Aquatic Center and city Facebook pages and City of Glenwood website.

Season passes will only be available for purchase at City Hall.

The Opinion-Tribune

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