Patagonia Public Pools will not be opening as scheduled this year and will be closed until further notice. Even if the pool was in perfect working order, the current COVID-19 crisis would probably prevent its opening.
The installation of the new pump, while it worked for a couple of months, has highlighted other problems in the pool’s aging infrastructure. The issues that were known before this process were going to cost
over $60,000, but the infrastructure costs have not yet been determined and will probably be extensive. The $30,000 that are contributed annually by PUHS, PES, and the Town cannot cover these costs.
Currently, Friends of the Patagonia Pool (FOPP) is working on a fundraising campaign to raise the necessary funds. The members that make up the Pool Advisory Committee will be using this time to decipher the best way to move forward.