WS Pool Won’t Reopen This Summer
The White Salmon City Council and the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park District reached consensus during a joint meeting not to try to reopen the existing aging swimming pool this summer, but instead focus on constructing a new facility. The City was informed by inspectors last month the current pool would need $50,000 worth of repairs to be safe to open, and it would probably take until mid-July to get the work done. Combined with previous commitments to the White Salmon Valley School District to decommission the pool after the 2020 season, City officials reaffirmed their decision not to expend the funds for the repairs. The City will continue to look to purchase pool passes to a facility elsewhere for this summer, while the pool district continues its work to build a new aquatic facility.