New Tazewell pool getting face lift

Jan Runions Civitas Media

December 11, 2013

Heavy rains during the 2013 swimming season might have kept some away from the New Tazewell Municipal Park pool. However, city officials have begun a major project to completely revamp the popular summer play spot in anticipation of better weather next season.

RenoSys Inc. has been busy prepping the poolside for a total demolition of the concrete apron and kiddie pool. A splash pad will be created where the kiddie pool once stood, officials said.

The old pool liner has been removed so that a state-of-the-art liner can be inserted after the renovations are completed.

A significant portion of the project entails refitting the water system from a chlorine-based to a saltwater-based system.

New Tazewell Court Clerk Linda Stilson said the city is looking at a late April completion date.

The city pool has not undergone such a major facelift since its creation some 35 years ago.

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