Tuesday, June 13, 2000

Golf Manor pool ready for swimmers again

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        GOLF MANOR — After a year of no splashing, the village's swimming pool in Volunteer Park off Wiehe Road reopens today after $48,000 in repairs were completed.

        That bodes well for Sarah King, 4, who now knows she'll be able to take swimming lessons, said her father, Rusty.

        “She is really looking forward to it. Last year, we couldn't do much swimming — camping at Cowan Lake State Park was about all. She really wants to learn and our family really uses the pool a lot. I go. My wife, Cathy, too,” said Mr. King, 30. The family lives on Stover Avenue.

        Mayor Dennis Puthoff said the pool had a delayed start because a motor in a recirculating pump broke and had to be replaced. The pool was scheduled to open June 6.

        “We found a motor and had it flown in from Georgia,” he said. “We only opened for limited hours this past Saturday and Sunday. ... The water clouded, so we closed the pool to add needed chemicals to clear it. The pool is closed on Mondays. We will begin operating on regular hours (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.) today.

        “Last year, it was unfortunate that we had to close the pool for the entire season (because there was not enough money in the budget to make repairs). I promised village council and the taxpayers to open the pool this year and we have. We had to do a little belt tightening to do it.

        “I also made a decision — after some of our older residents said they didn't want to swim and deal with a lot of young children — to reserve the pool for seniors on Wednesdays.”


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