PTC to reuse Kedron pool bubble?
Staff says cost likely to increase significantly for new one
A new “bubble” for the Kedron pools likely won’t be pursued this year after all.
Peachtree City recreation staff, in a memo to council, is suggesting that the city use its existing bubble another year in lieu of purchasing a new system. Council is expected to make a decision at its June 16 meeting.
Much of that suggestion is driven by facts the city doesn’t have yet, as there are still questions about whether the current bubble anchoring system is sufficient to be used for a new bubble.
In the meantime, sloughing off the decision until next year will give city staff time to investigate the possibility of pursuing an alternate structure to enclose the pools until summer rolls around.
The only bid to manufacture and install the new bubble came in a $346,177, a good bit over budget. And with concerns about the anchoring system, the potential is there for a “significant” additional cost to have a new bubble constructed and in place for the coming season.
The winning bidder Arizon also wants an undetermined amount of additional funding for testing the anchoring system, as results were inconsistent at the 11 test points initially conducted with about $6,000 in funding from the city.
The cost for the new bubble includes not just the exterior but also new air exchange equipment in the interior of the structure.