The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 7, 2013

Covington discusses pool repairs

BY ROSE SCHMITT
Commercial-News

COVINGTON, Ind. — City council members heard a report on the pool from Councilman Dale White. White said he, street superintendent Rick Smith, park superintendent Jeff Congleton and pool manager Kelli Pinkerton met with three representatives from Petit Pool last Tuesday to discuss the pool’s potential issues and solutions.

The issues included the gutter leakage, the small leak located in the transition area from the shallow end to the deep end and the possible plumbing related issue. The city’s appointment with American Leak Detection of Indianapolis was canceled after consulting with Petit, who didn’t think the company’s services were needed.

Smith said Petit still had not given him solid estimates, but it has no way to accurately test the guttering or the plumbing.

Mayor Brad Crain said the city is better off repairing the pool gutters itself. Crain said Smith and his crew already are busy cleaning out the gutters before repairs can be attempted.

A new liner would cost between $20,000 and $50,000 and there is no guarantee that the pool still would not have issues with the pool plumbing. Crain explained the city saves money by doing its own repairs and still open the pool on time.

In other business, council members: