Hebron to survey citizens as city considers swimming pool renovations

Hebron to survey citizens as city considers swimming pool renovations
A picture of the Hebron swimming pool found in a 56-page report from JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

HEBRON, NE – Hebron’s swimming pool has been in operation for nearly 90 years.

The facility has had no significant renovation since 1988, but the Hebron City Council is looking to change that.

For the past year-and-a-half, the council has talked about the idea of either renovating the current pool or building a brand new one.

“The pool is showing a lot of issues,” Hebron mayor Doug Huber said. “Yes, they can be fixed, but for how long? We don’t know.”

According to a 7-8 month study conducted by JEO Consulting Group, Inc. this past year, the pool has experienced leaks for likely the last 10 years. The wall on the south side is also slightly bowing.

There’s also cracked walls in the bathhouse and a variety of issues with the chemical pumps.

There are basically two options: fix the current issues and renovate the pool at a cost of roughly $820,000. The other option would be to build a new pool entirely, which would cost in the neighborhood of $2.9 million.

The citizens of Hebron will be surveyed before any further action is taken by the council. The results of this survey should be known by early March.

“We want to see what the people think first before we get too carried away with it,” Huber said.

If a new pool were to be built, construction would start in Sept. 2019 with a completion goal set for summer 2020.

When the Hebron Pool was last renovated in 1988, new drains and piping were installed, as was a new floor slab. The water slide was installed in the 1990s.

The pool is 50′ wide, 100′ long and holds about 250,000 gallons of water.

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