Wednesday the 23rd at 6:00 pm will be the last local meet of the season.
The pool is coming along. Here are some photos of the progress. The foreman said that the rain last week hadn’t helped them, but things were still coming along as planned. Don’t forget you can buy a historic brick and have it engraved with your name to be used as part of the walk way. The form can be downloaded from this link.
Construction crews are making good progress on the pool. The first concrete was poured early this week. The black sheets in the photographs are a type of protective membrane that goes below the concrete and helps protect the pool from cracking.
City workers said that everything looks to be on schedule for opening the pool and Buck Run addition in Spring of 2012. Weather could delay the pouring of additional concrete, but once it is poured the rest of the construction should be able to go forward with little impact from the winter weather.
Construction is proceeding rapidly on the new pool. In three weeks the old structure has been removed and workers are currently digging out additional dirt for the new pool. As expected they have hit rock and are using a jack hammer on a backhoe to break it up.
Construction workers said that once they get everything dug out, they will lay in the drain line and then start pouring concrete. So far everything is on schedule. Weather is the biggest unknown and a large rain could significantly slow things down.
Tomorrow the final pieces of the old bath house will be hauled off. This evening a number of local volunteers helped comb through the debris retrieving bricks that could be salvaged and used again. The good bricks were loaded onto the flat bed of a truck to be hauled off and stored elsewhere. The hope is that the historic Fort Scott bricks can become part of the new facility in some way.
As you can see from the photos below, the concrete from the old pool has all been removed. There is an orange safety fence going up around the construction site. There were two large trucks parked on the tennis court and two backhoes in the pool area.