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Silver Springs outdoor pool renovation

Construction

To maximize Calgary’s short construction season, construction was scheduled to begin in June of 2016 with all work anticipated to be completed in time for the 2017 season. While every effort has been made to complete the project within this timeline, the intermittent presence of water has delayed the contractor’s ability to complete the final stages of waterproofing and painting of the basin.
 
The pool is now anticipated to be completed in time for the 2018 season.
 
We are aware of the significant impact of continued closure of the pool, however it is important that The City deliver a long-term, reliable community amenity to meet the needs of users for years to come.

Background

Silver Springs Pool has been a well-loved fixture in the community since 1974. The City of Calgary and the Silver Springs Community Association work diligently each season to ensure the pool is accessible, reliable and safe for community members. The City of Calgary, members of the Silver Springs Community Association and the Silver Springs Outdoor Pool Fundraising Foundation (SSOPFF) worked together to review plans for redevelopment of the pool based on community feedback.

New designs for the redevelopment of the pool were presented to the community at an open house in April of 2015. The designs received overwhelming support and are responsive to expressed community needs, including the desire for a deep water component. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the SSOPFF, designs now incorporate a deep end with diving features.

New Feature* - Access Ramp

The City has identified funds within the current budget to develop a switchback ramp at the shallow end of the pool. The ramp will improve the ease of pool entry and exit for people with reduced mobility, including seniors, pregnant women, children and people with physical limitations because of a disability or injury.

The decision to add the ramp is based on the need to improve usability, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the water. The design for the ramp (switchback) also represents the best option for lifeguard sight lines and allows people to move quickly and safety in and out of the pool.

Silver Springs Rendering

Questions and Answers

 

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