Construction price set for new Mission pool

The current bath house at the Mission pool will be completely renovated during the new construction.

The Mission pool replacement project is well on its way to approval and a bond sale. The city council’s finance and administration committee agreed to a maximum build cost of slightly more than $4.6 million this week and a bond sale is scheduled to provide the funding.

The design/build team has held several public input and stakeholder meetings this spring to hear ideas for the final pool design, which also was presented to the committee.

The new facility will include a 25-meter competition pool with a diving well, a renovated bath house, new filtration systems, slide, and a zero-entry pool. A redesigned parking area and a spray pad are configured for use outside the 3-month pool season. The recommendation includes not building a second slide now, but leaving that as a future option.

Approval of the guaranteed maximum construction price and the sale of the bonds sets the stage for construction to begin as soon as the pool closes for the season this year. The new pool should be open for the season in 2014. Bids have already been taken for construction.

The bonds to finance the pool will be supported by a temporary 10-year 3/8 cent city sales tax addition that also will contribute to parks and recreation maintenance.