Report: Claremont public pool not worth repairing
The Boston-based Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. said in its report released last week that an investment of about $460,000 in order to reopen the pool and bathhouse would not be an effective use of funds.
BH+A said the pause to study the issue has been beneficial to the city.
City Manager Guy Santagate said Monday it had been his administration’s recommendation a year ago to demolish the pool.
Some residents in the area didn’t want it demolished, though, he said.
It is now up to the city council to review the study and make a decision, he said.
Built in the 1950s, the outdoor pool was last renovated in the 1970s. It was closed two summers ago because the large amounts of water leaking made properly chlorinating the pool difficult, creating a potential public health issue. The 35-year-old gutter system appears to be the source of the pool leaks.
The community has an indoor pool at the recently opened Claremont Savings Bank Community Center.
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