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Byron Decides to Close City Pool for the Rest of Summer

Posted at: 07/10/2013 5:52 PM
Updated at: 07/10/2013 5:53 PM



(ABC 6 NEWS) -- After finding large cracks in its pool pipes, the city of Byron decided to close their pool for the rest of the summer.
 
The city council says it will give them the necessary time to decide what to do about the pools cracked  pipes.
 
"As they talked it out they realized that we are closing the pool it doesn't mean that we are digging this pool out and throwing it away," city administrator Mary Blair-Hoft said.
 
The early estimate is that it would cost the city more than $50,000 dollars to fix their current pool after the pipes were cracked sometime this winter.
 
The decision now will be do they pay that $50,000 to repair or do they build a new pool.
 
A committee was put together late last year to look at building a new pool.  They will bring their plans for a new pool to the city council.  The city will then decide is it worth it to fix the old pool or do they simply wait for a new pool to built.
 
One things for sure having a pool is important to the community.
 
"Everybody supports the pool and the concept of community that a pool brings what else is them they need to cool off," Blair-Hoft said.
 
Even if they had decided to fix the pool the work to do so would not have been finished until mid august..