Swimming pool area upgrades begin Oct.
|The indoor swimming pool area at the Rumpel Fitness
Center, building 1122, will undergo renovations.
The pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, atrium, and outdoor deck will be
closed during the approximately six months of renovation work, which is
expected to begin Oct. 1, said Jeff Utesch, Rumpel Fitness Center
Renovations to the pool include installing a new pool liner and removing
the water slide, Utesch said. “The pool slide is being removed because
it had structural problems, broken steps, supports that were coming
loose, and rusting due to the warm, humid environment.”
The pool’s heating system also will be replaced with a new heater that
will help control the humidity in the pool area.
Windows in the atrium also will be replaced with energy-efficient opaque
panels, he said.
Other upgrades include replacing plumbing pipes, installing new hot tub
piping and supports, and retiling the steam room.
The $983,000 contract was awarded to TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor
of La Crosse, Wis., said Dan Hanson, Directorate of Public Works project
During the renovations additional fitness classes will be offered in
lieu of the aquatics classes, Utesch said. A class schedule is available
at the website www.mccoymwr.com.
For more information about the fitness center, call 608-388-2290.