East Grand Forks To Discuss Future Of Pool

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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) – Officials in East Grand Forks will soon discuss the future of the city’s 48-year-old pool.

The Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald reports that options are to close it, fix it or build a new indoor or outdoor pool.

The current outdoor pool has leaks, the deck is sagging and not all codes are being met.

Parks and Recreation Superintendent Dave Aker says repairs could cost between $800,000 and $1.6 million, and a new outdoor pool would cost $7.5 million.

The public likely will have the final vote, as any project will require a loan.

The pool lost $63,000 this year, but officials say public pools aren’t designed to make money.

There appears to be little appetite among city leaders for closing the facility, which draws 10,000 visitors each summer.

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