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City Looking To Replace Lanspeary Lions Outdoor Pool

Sunday July 3rd, 2022, 10:00am


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Windsor City Council will be asked to consider spending $3 million to replace the ageing Lanspeary Lions Outdoor Pool.

The pool constructed in 1950 was closed for the 2022 swimming season after several issues were found with it.

A city report says that in 1993, a liner was installed over the existing concrete pool structure to prevent the pool from leaking. The current membrane is well past its lifecycle. In 2015, $12,000 was spent to repair the liner.

The city says that the work done in 2015 is no longer effective, has reverted to pre-repair condition and other tears are present, further compromising the liner’s integrity.

The report says that replacing the pool liner is not possible due to the deterioration of the underlying pool structure. Known structural work required includes the recording and casting of new return inlets and the removal of the gutter interface. This would require the removal of the top of the entire pool wall to facilitate the installation of a new functioning gutter system.

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City Council is being asked to consider a redesigned facility. The conceptual pool redesign includes a 5,200 square foot L-shaped pool (the current pool is 5,000 square feet) that is accessible and flips the current deep end of the pool to the point furthest from the change rooms. One section of the L-shaped pool is zero-depth/ramp entry transitioning to 1.05-metre depth, and the other section offers four lanes and ranges from 1.05 metres to 2.75 metres, including a diving board. It will also include a waterslide with a runout channel.

The total cost of the pool rebuild is estimated to be $3 million.

A second phase would be the replacement of the building that houses the change rooms and would include a barrier-free washroom, family change rooms, staff area, chemical storage, and would house the pool mechanical equipment. This would cost an additional $3 million.

A water slide would be the third and final phase at an estimated $1 million.

City Council will be asked to approve phase 1 only on Joly 11th. If approved, a public consultation would follow on the new design.

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