The Wagner Memorial Pool will open on schedule on Saturday (June 15), barring any unforeseen problems.
The pool had been filled, the circulation system was working properly, and the water was 10 degrees below target temperature and rising as of Monday (June 10), pool manager Lori Rodio said.
The town’s public works crew needed to make extensive repairs to cracks in the pool before it could be ready for the season. Public Works Director Andrew Denham said the repairs took two weeks and “a couple hundred hours” of staff time.
When asked whether the repairs went well, Denham stated flatly that they did not.
“It was very difficult, very time-consuming,” he said.
The water slide at the pool is closed for the year due to corrosion, Denham said in a written report to the Town Council.
“The risks of failure and injury are too great,” Denham wrote.
Warm water or not, the Methow Valley Killer Whales swim team was scheduled to start practices on Monday (June 10).
Season passes to the pool cost $200.73 for families, including sales tax. Daily fees are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Swim lessons start June 24 and cost $48.83 for a two-week session. More fee information and pool rules can be found at townoftwisp.com. Click the “Recreation” link at the top of the page.