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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Dayton Pool Won't Open this Year

Cracks in concrete and other damage led city council to difficult decision


April 19, 2018

Michele Smith

City Parks and Rec Manager Rob John points to crumbling paint on the interior of the Dayton pool. He said the entire pool needs to be sandblasted and repainted.

DAYTON-Citing public health, safety and liability issues, the Dayton City Council voted last week to close the city pool for the 2018 summer season. The vote was unanimous.

"The staff was heart-broken," said City Manager Trina Cole about the council's decision.

The pool, which was built in 1982, is developing cracks on top and below the deck and in the crawl space, and is heaving in places. Cole said the entire pool needs to be sandblasted and repainted, and that work cannot be done before a summer opening. Temporary repairs are not being considered.

A month ago, city workers noticed vertic...

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