Peterborough's renovated Adams Pool to open in June
Residents, though, better have their wallets handy since admission to the pool is no longer free for town residents.
A one-day pool/splash pad admission is $1 for residents, $5 for non-residents. A season pass for residents is $10 per person and $40 per family. The price for a season pass for a non-resident family is $150.
It also includes the addition of a slide and a splash pad, which is a play area where water would be sprayed from fountain-like installations. Since the splash pad is designed to have no standing water it is safe for young children who don't know how to swim yet, King said.
The concrete gutters were removed and replaced with new stainless steel gutters, the main drain system was taken out and a new one meeting new federal regulations was installed.
The federally mandated Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act took effect in 2008 and aims to eliminate suction entrapment incidents.
Swimmers will also be able to use the diving board for diving again. The town's insurance company prohibited all but feet first jumps from the diving board for the past few years because of the depth of the pool and the length of the diving board.
Since the original construction of the pool had been federally funded through Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal Works Project Administration, the town could not keep the pool exclusively for resident use, but opened the pool to residents for free and charged non-residents admission.
"We voted it unanimously that we didn't want it that way," said Tina Kriebel, Recreation Committee member.
The committee was told it had to pay for added maintenance and staffing costs of about $22,500, she said.
"I felt like the townspeople had already paid for the pool through the bond, so that was kind of my take on it. I support the fact that there will be hardship scholarships for families and kids where there is a hardship because there has to be equal access," Kriebel said.
The pool is set to open at 1 p.m. on June 14 following a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.
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