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7/23/2013 10:45:00 AM
Letter: Climbing wall in Williams pool a bad idea

To the editor:

We were non-plussed when we heard of a recent proposal to put a climbing wall in the Williams pool.

Our first thought was the increased liability and need of technically trained personnel such a facility would require.

We have learned since it would be a "small" climbing wall placed in the pool. Since diving is not allowed in the pool, the wall would have to be quite limited in height, minimizing the possibility of serious injuries and negating the challenge that a taller climbing wall presents.

We assume it would have to be in the deeper area where swimming lanes now exist, which are used for lap swimming and water aerobics. The lanes are already crowded on some days, and loss of such space would be very inconvenient for those using the pool for those activities.

If there is "extra" money in the city budget we believe it would be better spent to repair the PoolPak system and return the pool to year-round status.

Two years ago, the estimated cost to repair the Pool-Pak was less than $20,000. We do not understand why this was not the first item for the pool rather than adding a climbing wall.

We believe planning priorities have been dreadfully misplaced.

Glenda and Gene Hill

Williams



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