The Bodenhamer Recreation Center pool renovations complete

By Melanie LeCroy
Posted 8/5/20

After months of work the Bodenhamer Recreation Center pool renovations are complete. Staff welcomed members back on Aug. 3.

During the April 27 City Council meeting, Mayor Robert Craft and the …

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The Bodenhamer Recreation Center pool renovations complete

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After months of work the Bodenhamer Recreation Center pool renovations are complete. Staff welcomed members back on Aug. 3.

During the April 27 City Council meeting, Mayor Robert Craft and the City Council approved the work to begin early to take advantage of the forced closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project included the complete demolition of the existing pool deck and rebuilding a new concrete deck, new plumbing the pool to resolve existing drainage issues, tiling the new pool deck and locker rooms with aquatic nonslip tile and painting all locker rooms and fixing existing drainage issues.

The pool is open but certain restrictions are in place to abide by the current Safer at Home health order issued by Governor Kay Ivey in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Pool Guidelines and Restrictions:

- Lap/Exercise swimming only. No recreational swimming is allowed.

- Lane use will be limited to two people per lane and swimmers must enter/exit from opposite ends of the pool.

- Upon entering the Bodenhamer Center temperature checks and health screenings are required. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 cannot enter.

- Members must be 15 years or older, no daily passes will be provided. Swim team and private lessons may be under the age of 15 but must enter and exit at the south pool gate.

- Arrive dressed. Showers and locker rooms are closed.

- Social distancing of 6 feet is required in all areas.

- Sanitization of hands required of everyone upon entry and exit.

- Additional measures of sanitization, cleaning and disinfection by staff will be performed.

- No social gatherings within facility.

- Increased signage and staffing will be in place to enforce guidelines.

What to bring:

- Towel, water bottle, goggles, lap swim equipment.

- Pool noodles and other porous equipment will not be provided.

- Small portable bag with limited personal belongings/no valuables, Locker rooms are closed. The center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Water Aerobics Classes will be limited in size to ensure social distancing:

- Shallow end, limit of 10 per class

- Deep end, limit of 6 per class

Pool Schedule through Aug. 11:

Monday-Friday

6 a.m.-7 a.m.: Lap/Exercise Swim

7 a.m.-11 a.m.: Classes/Programs Only

11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Lap/Exercise Swim

Saturday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Lap/Exercise Swim

Sunday

1 p.m.-6 p.m.: Lap/Exercise Swim