Pool Renovation Planning Factors
- Adelphi Pool is more than 50 years old and is reaching the end of its usable life. The structure, surfaces, and equipment are all overdue for capital investments. Repairs to the existing facilities are unpredictable, extremely difficult to solve, and not guaranteed to last long-term. These repairs cost the pool tens of thousands of dollars annually. Deciding to replace the pool now would allow us to address the severe, persistent problems we are experiencing with the current facility.
- Repairs to the pool are almost always conducted on an emergency basis and result in pool closure during the operating season. With planning, we can make renovations during the off-season to avoid or reduce unexpected pool closures.
- In addition to the cost and efforts spent to address emergency repairs, we estimate that the pool is using about 3.5x the expected amount of water for a pool of its size. The severity of leaks varies year to year, but we are likely paying for $10,000-$20,000 extra in water annually. Replacement of the pool would result in better water management in terms of both financial and environmental considerations.
- We are an all-volunteer organization, and the time and level of effort that goes into maintaining our current pool is more than we can expect of any volunteer. While we will expend significant effort over the next several years to renovate the pool, the result will be reduced burden on pool leadership long into the future.
- Renovating the pool presents an unprecedented opportunity to address the needs of pool membership. We have the ability to plan to meet our current needs, including those of families with small children, our swim team and adult lap-swimmers, and members with mobility limitations or other special needs that are currently unmet. The sooner we renovate, the sooner we can all begin enjoying the new pool.