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The Mailbag: Will the Surf's Up pool ever reopen?

Sarah Weber • Jul 25, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Q: I know we have the Huron Park Splash Pad for kids to cool off during the summer, but it would be nice to have a city pool. What's going on with the old Surf's Up pool? Will it ever reopen? — Keith on Washington Street

A: It would be great to have an operating pool in city limits, but that depends on the city's finances and the intentions of city leaders. So far, no one at the city has said much about the Surf's Up property except that it was too costly to keep open due to the insurance and maintenance. The pool was the country's first "wave action" pool back when it was installed in the 1980s. It closed in 2003. The most recent development, as far as we know, was in 2010 when a group of city residents started discussing potential plans for the park and the pool. They suggested creating a regular pool without the wave action, filling in the deep end of the pool to ease insurance costs and running it as a chemical-free biopool — kind of like a pond. But, it's been two years and there hasn't been any movement on those proposals. We'll be sure to keep you posted if we hear more.

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