SALINA – The Salina City Pool, located at 50 North 100 West, has been an entertainment and recreational staple in Salina for decades. The pool closed in August 2016 in need of extensive repairs estimated at $1.5 million.
The pool repair project includes the demolition of the interior walls, plumbing, electrical and a remodel of the interior components, as well as a 10-foot addition to the pool with upgrades to mechanical components of the pool system, which includes filtration, pumping and chlorination systems. It also includes expanding the pool deck area, relining the pool and upgrading the exterior lighting system, according to Salina Mayor Jed Maxwell.
Funding for the project has been procured by personal and business donations, various fundraising efforts and events organized by the Salina City Swimming Pool Fundraising committee, as well as a 20-year loan of $1 million at 1 percent interest from the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board.