According to a recent Aquatics International survey, nearly half of the respondents are operating pools that have been in business for at least 20 years. That’s the case at Northwest Branch Pool in Silver Springs, MD. Built nearly 50 years ago, NWB pool has some serious maintenance issues and operators have started a campaign to raise funds to make the necessary (expensive!) repairs.
Do you have an older pool? What serious maintenance issues have you experienced? Were you able to fund the necessary repairs or have you had to put off work because there was no money in the budget for a proper fix? How did you ensure that the pool was safe?
Yes, the pool I ran is from 1941, and has always few maintenance issues but is open 364 days a year!
The last 10 years what we did:
Change filtration system
Change pump and motor for a variable speed motor
New Chlorine generator
Installed PV solar panels to generate energy...200 ,000 Kw/h saved!
Fixed part of the deck
New office recently done
Need to be done:
Resourface the pool again...on the budget for next year.
Renovation of locker rooms...hopelly in next few years.
Purchase UV system(wish).
How we do it?
With partenership with the local goverment, our city.
With donations and fundraising.
Generate the most with our pool to have some surplus for funding projects rround the pool!