Bethel Park pool in need of repair again

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Four years after millions of dollars were spent fixing a massive leak at Bethel Park pool, city officials again have a mess on their hands.

The pool started leaking again this summer after $2 million was spent to repair it when 8 million gallons of water leaked from the pool four years ago.

Indy Parks says the harsh winter could’ve led to the leak, but say they won’t know for sure until a contractor breaks up the concrete and gets inside.

In these tight budget times Councilor Frank Mascari said finding money for repairs could be tough and says councilors are frustrated

“Yes we are, we really are and the budget is huge, we’re missing grants every year in every department,” Mascari said. “We received the budget last night and public safety there’s a lot of grants they’re not getting. Same thing with the parks department,” he continued

The city was able to leave the pool open for the season and fenced off the section affected by the runoff.

They said they can’t fix it until the pool is closed and now the pool is closed, hopefully they’re going to take care of this

Indy Parks says they have a contract out for bid to break up the concrete, and says as of right now they are optimistic the pool will be reopened in time for next year’s swimming season.

 

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