Things are going along swimmingly well at the Rimbey Aquatic Centre with no mechanical glitches to throw a monkey wrench into the smooth operation of the pool.
Cindy Bowie, director of community services said she is pleased.
“The pool has been open whenever the weather permits and everything has been running really well.”
Bowie said the hot tubs, water slide and pools are all operating well and attendance has been good with all lessons fairly full.
Unfortunately the splash park will be closed for the season due to continual breakdowns.
“There are so many issues with it. It is poorly designed for this area and the ground area was not contracted properly,” Bowie said. “It was designed for some place like Florida, not here where we have cold temperatures which causes the ground to freeze.”
Bowie said she plans to approach council in the near future to determine which direction they wish to take regarding the spray park.
This year, council opted to budget dollars for the arena roof and Bowie believes that to be a good financial choice. She said the roof was leaking badly, but is now completely restored.
“The roof is done. We have had lots of rain and it is not leaking.”
Cooper Roofing was hired to replace the roof at a cost of $264,595 plus GST. The cost included replacing all the roof drains and gum boxes as required, sealing all roof obstacles and the perimeter properly and using TP 250 gravel cap sheeting. Cooper Roofing offers a 12-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 15-year workmanship warranty.