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Burlington’s Maynard Aquatic Center will close for repairs, renovation beginning Sept. 10


The Maynard Aquatic Center will close next Saturday (September 10) so that phase one of repairs and upgrades on the facility can begin.

The swimming facility will close on September 10 so that phase one of those repairs and upgrades can begin.

According to city officials, during that first phase of construction, the pool shell will be repaired and replastered; new stainless-steel grates will be installed around the pool; depth markers will be upgraded; and PebbleTec will be installed on the entry ramp to make it less slippery. The pump room will be remodeled and upgraded with a new filter, a new chemical controller, a new water level controller, and a new digital flow meter.

The closing for the first phase of repairs and improvements will take about three months, the city estimates, although officials note that “with ongoing delays common in the construction industry these days, it may take longer. The city will provide updates should there be significant delays.”

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The David L. Maynard Sr. Aquatic Center opened in 1996 and provides swim lessons, exercise classes, and lap swims.  Memberships will be extended “for an amount of time equal to the length of the closure,” the city assures.  Meanwhile, members are being allowed to use the pool at the nearby Alamance County Community YMCA for lap swimming free of charge while the city facility is closed.

During a second phase of the construction, the pool enclosure will be replaced, and several upgrades will be made for ADA compliance. The pool enclosure (the fabric cover that allows for year-round use) is nearing the expecting end of life and there are also some potential structural issues with the enclosure frame that will be fully evaluated during phase one of construction, according to the city.

The renovations for ADA compliance include renovating the administrative counter to meet height requirements and adjusting locker room benches.

The timing for phase two of the repair and upgrades has not yet been determined, according to city officials, “and will be informed by evaluations made during phase one of construction,” according to the city.

Read coverage from earlier this year about city council’s discussion about the list of repairs being considered for the aquatic facility: https://alamancenews.com/proposed-aquatic-center-upgrades-invite-talk-of-floating-bond-package/

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