“We will be replacing attachments to the deck with stainless steel attachments, so when we reattach ladders and the dive board and things like that, it will be done in a proper fashion,” Schwieterman said.
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He added that the project will start during the pool’s closure period, which begins the week after Labor Day and runs into early October.
In 2011, the pool, whirlpool and sauna were upgraded and enlarged, and the translucent retractable roof and expanded pool deck were added to the rec center/water park.
The water park and pool improvements were part of a $10.9 million, two-year rec center improvement project that was designed based on feedback from the community.
The Rec Center also added nearly 8,000 square feet of fitness space, doubled the fitness equipment, repurposed rooms for more group fitness classes, improved entrances and provided general upgrades throughout the complex.
The renovations were paid for by a 2008 bond issue and money from the city’s capital improvement fund.
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The indoor pool is open year-round, boasts eight lanes and stretches 25 yards. Several activities, from swimming lessons to water exercise classes, are held at the indoor pool.
It is also home to the Kettering City Swim and the Fairmont High School Swim teams.