The Norplex Pool has been waiting patiently for repairs and upgrades, and now it might be in the books.
During the May 21 finance and administration committee meeting a contract was approved for a consultant for the pool. “The City of Thompson has established a contract with Deidre Perron, Aquatic Consultant, to provide management support services for a total of 100 hours, at a cost not to exceed $4,800,” noted the meeting minutes.
On May 26, during the recreation and community services meeting, the Norplex Pool was again brought up by Harold Smith, as a delegation. Smith explained that the pool is structurally sound, but in need of maintenance work. The work includes heat control, boiler, bulkhead, and the pool is experiencing a leaky ceiling.
A grant is being looked at and a proposal could go through to invest in the pool.
During the delegation it was also brought up that the pool would be turning into a multi-use facility. “Possibility install a beach like entry, indoor splash pad or wading pool for year round use but we will gather data from users to see what would be best,” the minutes explained.
The city will be looking at previous pool designs to come up with plans for the Norplex Pool.