Situated against Hartman Park, the Redmond Pool offers lessons, classes and open swim to the community. The Redmond Pool is the only public pool in the City of Redmond, serving more than 90,000 visitors per year. Built in 1972 by King County using Forward Thrust bond funding, Redmond Pool was transferred to the City of Redmond in 2010. The City contracts with WAVE Aquatics to offer activities and services to the community; and to manage the daily operations of the open swim and community swim services.
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 early 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 1 Improvements begin Monday, 6/24/19 and end early fall 2019.
The pool will be closed Monday 6/24/19 through early fall 2019.
Planned improvements for Phase 1 include the following:
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:
Jun 24, 2019
The Redmond Pool closed today to begin Phase 1 work of the Pool Improvement project. City crews and contractor staff started to drain the pool and prepare the space for improvement work to begin.
July 1, 2019
Crews started the draining process of the Redmond Pool, and plumbers and fitters were onsite this week to demo the piping systems and pumps in the mechanical room. The next week will be focused on removing some of the largest systems, including the air handling units, and begin to scope and assess the pipes once the pool is fully drained
For open swim, lessons and classes at the Redmond Pool
The City of Redmond contracts with WAVE Aquatics for programming at the Redmond Pool. WAVE Aquatics staff are working to secure alternative locations. Please visit the WAVE Aquatics website for information specific to open swim, lessons or aquatics services during the Phase 1 improvements.
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