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COLUMBIA CITY â€” There was no shortage of suggestions at last nightâ€™s aquatics facility public forum.
Since the announcement of Burnworth Memorial Pool closing in 2014, a task force has been working on a replacement for the public pool option.
Kevin Post, of Counsilman-Hunsaker, led the forum with his expertise on facility design and execution.
â€śThe typical pool has a life of 30 to 50 years. Burnworth Pool is out of that life expectancy. It is definitely time to look at another aquatics option,â€ť Post said. â€śBut the idea of what a pool is has evolved over the years.â€ť
Aquatics facilities now encompass water slides with various height requirements, wave technology, zero-depth entry and moving water elements.
â€śPools are now more than just square bodies of water,â€ť said Post. â€śIt serves a social need. It is a place that serves the entire family.â€ť
Post shared concepts that would encompass competition elements as well as recreational opportunities and instructional components.
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