The Outlook Pool is starting to really take shape after one year of construction.
Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Tony Peter, said in that time, there has only been one major delay,
"We are a little behind on where we hoped to be, originally we hoped for a July 1st opening. This last spring coming late, put a delay on things. Our town council decided that it would be best to complete it and have an opening next spring."
The Sod Turning ceremony took place last year on July 1st, exactly one year before the town hoped to be swimming. The new opening date of early spring 2019, was announced in late April of this year.
"Everything seems to be working very well towards (the new date). The pool itself is very close to being completed." Peter talked a bit more about the progress on the facility, "I was told just a couple of days ago that the water-slides would be installed soon. This week they were meeting various trades about the work they have. The change rooms are going up at this time, work on it will be moving ahead."
After several years of fundraising and planning, Peter said it's great to finally have the end in sight. "I talked to a number of people on Canada Day, they were quite excited. They had looked and seen the work that's being done and they're looking forward to it being completed and us for to get into it."
Fundraising efforts started in November 2013 according to Peter, who said the pool's location was a cause of grief for the town, "The old pool needed to be replaced because it was located in the Regional Park. The valley slope was moving and causing damage to the pool."
The new pool is being constructed near the Rex Plex and Ball Diamonds.
$1,350,000 of the estimated $1,800,000 needed to build the pool has been fund-raised. The committee is planning to have a meeting this month to look at having another fundraiser event or canvasing the town.