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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Indoor pool reopens after renovations

  • As the outdoor pool at Wollman Park closes until next summer, Leavenworth officials will are reopening the indoor pool at Riverfront Community Center.
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  • As the outdoor pool at Wollman Park closes until next summer, Leavenworth officials will are reopening the indoor pool at Riverfront Community Center.
    The pool at the Riverfront Community Center has been closed during the summer for various renovations. It reopens today, according to Nancy Baker, recreation supervisor for the city.
    "It's going to be good to get back open," she said.
    Baker said improvements have been made to the heating and air-conditioning system for the pool room, which should improve air circulation. She said a new boiler also has been installed for heating the pool.
    Leavenworth city commissioners approved the bid for a poolpak system replacement project in April. The bid from PM Contracting, Kansas City, Mo., was for $235,765.
    At the time, commissioners were told a coil in the old dehumidification equipment was leaking refrigerant and oil. During previous summers, city officials had to keep a sprinkler spraying water underneath the equipment's condenser to keep it cool. The old equipment had been installed in 1997.
    The burners for the old pool boiler were said to have been corroded. The boiler had been producing little or no heat, and much of the heat that was being produced escaped through the flue. The old boiler was believed to have been installed in 1998.
    Baker said people may be noticing other changes to the pool area including a new mural of a beach scene.
    She said the pool will reopen today for lap swimming. The pool will be available for open swimming beginning Friday.
    She said pool related programs will start up next week.
    The Wollman Aquatic Center, which typically is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, is now closed. However, the annual Pooch Pool Party will be held there this evening.

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