GALLIPOLIS — The City of Gallipolis plans to open the Gallipolis Municipal Pool for the summer, according to the city manager.
Ted Lozier, Gallipolis City Manager, said the city has “intentions of opening the pool this year.” However, many details are still needing to be worked out.
Lozier told Ohio Valley Publishing he will be meeting with internal staff to work on plans for operations, issues and schedules.
Lozier said the tentative plan is to open the pool by the end of May, baring issues and maintenance are addressed. Lozier said he did not anticipate any major problems with getting the pool ready by the last weekend in May.
As previously reported by the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, the Gallipolis Municipal Pool was closed at the beginning of the season last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pool opened June 15 with limited access, including sessions to allow for “deep cleaning” of the facility.
Details on possible safety measures are not available at this time.
In typical years, the municipal pool closes the Sunday before the Gallia County Fair.
During a Gallipolis City Commission meeting in February, an emergency ordinance was passed to receive grant funding from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Lozier said the grant was for upgrades to the pool — including a new roof on the bath house, lights, pool pump and doors.
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