PRESS RELEASE: City Begins Improvements to Preserve Redmond Pool

Press Release

City Begins Improvements to Preserve Redmond Pool

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
April 16, 2019

CONTACT
Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager 
lmaher@redmond.gov
425-556-2427

Redmond, WA – The Redmond Pool will receive essential systems and structural improvements to allow the pool to operate an additional 25 to 30 years. The City of Redmond is preparing to begin a two-phase, two-year improvement project on the pool which will require closure from June 24, 2019 to early fall.

The first phase of improvements will include system repair and replacement that will improve the overall pool facility efficiency and operation. During construction Wave Aquatics, the pool’s operational contractor, is relocating most activities to alternate locations beginning in June.

Phase two will make additional improvements in 2020, including ADA access, locker room and lobby improvements, and new pool decking. The phase two improvement timeline will be determined at the end of 2019.

“Redmond Pool is a place where our community has come together for decades to learn, exercise, compete and create connections. It is important that we invest in this pool to ensure our residents have access to activities that strengthen our sense of community for years to come,” said Mayor John Marchione

After 47 years, Redmond Pool systems have outlived their useful life, and essential capital improvements are required to preserve Redmond’s only public pool. The pool was built in 1972 by King County and was transferred to the City in 2010. After extensive outreach to the community in 2016 and 2017, aquatics was identified as the top priority for community center services. In response, the City conducted an energy audit of the Redmond Pool, and the consultant recommended improving the existing pool as the most cost-effective approach to maintain aquatics within the community.  

City Council adopted the 2019-2020 budget, approving a $5M contribution from the City and a Capital request of $3M to improve essential and high priority systems and make structural improvements to the existing footprint that will allow the pool to operate an additional 25-30 years.

For more information on this project, please visit www.redmond.gov/Pool. For questions and more information on this press release contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at lmaher@redmond.gov or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on www.redmond.gov.

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