Community officials in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, are hard at work trying to repair a swimming pool that has been out of commission for several years, according to the Daily Courier.
The indoor swimming pool at the Connellsville Community Center needs a lot of work, officials say. Not only does it need new paint and a new pump, the pool needs a drain that meets state and federal safety regulations, according to the Courier. This could include an anti-entrapment drain cover.
The most challenging part of the swimming pool repair is the state-mandated leak test, Councilman Gregory Ritch told the Courier. Unlike an above ground pool leak, water seepage would be difficult to detect and repair because the community center pool is entirely underground.
Community officials see the pool as a long-term investment and plan to complete the project, though no contractor has put a bit on the repairs. The city recreation department, headed by Ritch, hopes the pool will be open for business by summer, the Courier reports.
Under a 2007 law, all public swimming pool drain covers must meet certain safety guidelines to prevent body entrapment, according to PoolSafetyNets.org.