YMCA looks to raise money to renovate pool
Posted: 07/02/14 08:27
The Hastings Family YMCA has announced plans for a $500,000 capital campaign to renovate the swimming pool at the 16th Street facility. The YMCA and pool were built in 1979 and most of the components remain original from that build date. Director Michael Krings says its time to bring the pool into today's world. It's a costly venture, and AGP helped kick off that campaign yesterday with a big donation. While there is a lot of work to be done, Krings says the most important is the pool shell itself, because the pool is losing more than 3 inches of water each week. The pool will be closed in August for resealing-the first phase of the project. Krings says they hope to have the full project complete by next year.