Cassville City pool set to make a splash May 28

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

'Like-new' pool will be ready for youth to jump in

The Cassville Aquatic Center, which is owned by the city and managed by the Cassville YMCA, will be opening for the summer season on May 28, and it is sure to make a great impression and a big splash with its new look.

"The city of Cassville has done an incredible job getting the aquatic park ready for opening," said Dove Haney, Cassville YMCA center executive. "Both slides have been completely refinished, as well as the in-water play structures and entire pool repainted to look like new. So, it's going to be really, really nice. They also bought new chairs, so there will be more seating available. We're looking forward to a great summer."

Hours will be Sunday through Friday 1-6 p.m., and on Saturday from 1-8 p.m., with a family swim from 6-8 p.m. for only $5 per-family.

Regular admission is $4 for adults, and ages two and under are free. Pool passes are available for the entire season. Family passes are $175, individual passes are $70.

YMCA members get free admission all summer.

Beginning in January, the pool received a makeover, consisting of a paint job to the pool shell, depth markers, a new gel-coating to the pool's two slides and its seams repaired, the pool's play equipment painted, new LED lights, chips and cracks were repaired, and a portable lift installed to assist disabled users getting in and out of the pool.

The pool, which was built in 2001, had gone for 15 years without repairs, because the funds just weren't available, Steve Walensky, public works director for the city, said in January.

The funds to build the pool, which cost $2.6 million, came from a park and storm water sales tax, but the debt owed left no funds for routine maintenance, Walensky said.

The city paid three contractors a total of $117,152 to make all of the repairs.

In addition to swimming all summer long, lessons to learn how to swim, a lap swim and water aerobics will also be available.

Lap and water aerobics will begin June 6, from noon to 1 p.m., and 6-7 p.m.

Swimming lessons will be offered in two sessions consisting of eight classes from Monday through Thursday on either June 13-23, or July 11-21. Classes will take place at noon and at 6 p.m.

The pool will remain open through Aug. 14. For more information, call 417-847-8741.

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