As the year comes to a close, so does the construction work that has been taking place on the district natatorium. Starting in mid-March, the natatorium has been undergoing reconstruction, specifically on the ceilings and windows. The Plant/Grounds Facility Administrator, Anthony Fede answered a couple of questions regarding this topic.
The original 114’ long window wall system was deteriorated and beyond repair, sparking this $211,900 project. This project included replacing the window system with solid panels and four glazing sections. The old panels had been blown out during recent storms and had to be replaced as soon as possible. The function of this window system is to transmit sunlight without overheating the pool space as it did prior to this project. Before these windows were replaced, a greenhouse condition emerged, which worked against the ventilation system. The need for this project was evident for both health and safety concerns.
Saracino Construction takes the award for handling this project. Starting late March and during April recess, the contractors worked between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., at times that did not completely affect the programs inside.
Once this project is completed, the pool area will be open to all programs that had been cancelled and postponed including special needs classes, competitive diving, triathlon training, senior swim, and adult lap swim. Thousands of kids and adults (including the Hills Swim Team) swim in this pool every year, and now it is back in action!