After 47 years, the pool systems at Redmond Pool have outlived their useful life, and improvements to the pool are necessary and critical to the future use of the pool as a community space. The Redmond Pool will receive the first phase of essential improvements in summer 2019, beginning June 24, and extending into fall. These improvements will result in better air and water quality, energy efficiencies, operational savings and help preserve the pool for another 25 to 30 years.
During extensive community outreach in 2016-2017, aquatics was identified as a top community priority. In response, the City conducted an energy audit, and a consultant recommended improving the existing pool as the most cost-effective approach to maintain aquatics within the community. This past December, City Council adopted the 2019-2020 budget, approving a $5M contribution from the City and a Capital request of $3M to improve essential and high priority systems and make structural improvements to the existing footprint that will allow the pool to operate an additional 25-30 years.
Pool systems repairs and improvements will occur in two phases over two years.
Phase I repairs and improvements started on June 24, 2019, and continue through fall 2019.
Phase 1 Improvements Include: - New mechanical systems - New air handling units - New boiler systems - Improved circulation - New electrical, roof and windows
Phase 2 work will occur in 2020. A timeline will be established at the end of 2019.
Planned improvements for Phase 2 include the following: - Improved ADA access - Locker room and lobby enhancements - New pool decking - Plumbing upgrades