Wellman Associates is working on a Pool Feasibility Study for the City of White Salmon, considering the requirements and costs to repair or replace the current White Salmon Pool. Options being considered include:
- Basic Repair of the poolBasic
- Repair plus piping, pumps, and filters replacement
- The above plus a new pool structure
- Building a new pool at another location
- A future cover on the new Pool
- Other options may be considered as the study progresses
Each option through #4 will increase the initial cost of the facility, but will also decrease the annual operating cost, which is a huge factor in selecting the appropriate course of action. For example, option 1 is the cheapest, but will have to be done every few years or so. Plus the operational cost for heating water, chemicals, water loss and short usage season will add to the burden without providing any benefits.
This very preliminary image of a couple of layout options for the pool (current site or a site in Rheingarten Park) also shows potential solutions for increasing parking in the area.
If you would like to suggest or comment on options for the new pool design before the report is completed please download, complete, and submit this Pool Comment Sheet. For more information contact:
Wellman Associates, Consulting Engineers
573 Sunnyside Road, Trout Lake WA 98650
509-395-2737, Fax 509-395-3625