Posted by Andrew Mcfarland on March 16, 2002 at 00:05:00:
In Reply to: S.Amazon Pool posted by Donald G. Newman on February 14, 2001 at 15:51:13:
Yes.I want to believe that there is good reason why an otherwise fantastic project chose to be closed most of the year, but I'm guessing its because the profit margin is highest in summer. This is fine for the kids, but for adults for whom swimming is their primary form of excercise, its tragic. Sure, I can drive all the way across town to Sheldon, but is it absolutely necessary?
We don't necessarily even need to build an expensive cover structure. (As long as the water is moderately heated, I couldn't care less about the air temperature.) Perhaps we can cobble together a coalition of people willing to pay (in advance) for very limited winter, adult use. Think 5-7 pm, possibly every other day. Considering the cost of membership at the Y (requires an expensive, multi-month contract) I think its feasible. Its just a matter of finding enough swimmers over which to spread the cost.
Obvious costs include:
1) lifequard (optional via waiver?)
2) single attendant for front (volunteer?)
3) power - heat pool (floating cover?)lights, dressing room heat
4) insurance? (optional via waiver?)
Please contact me if you'd like to research this further.