News : Portsmouth Indoor Pool Leak Fix could save $30K annually

Sep 17, 2012

From The Portsmouth Herald.

By Jim Cavan

PORTSMOUTH — The bathing-suited masses still came to swim their laps. On frigid winter mornings, high school practices remained the norm. To any outside observer, the Portsmouth Indoor Pool & Aquatic Fitness Center would have appeared to be running smoothly.

Beneath the surface, however, the four-decades-old building hid flaws that, if left untreated, risked turning ruinous.

In early 2010, the city, motivated primarily by concerns over cost, proposed the pool be closed for good, prompting a group of concerned citizens to establish the Save the Portsmouth Indoor Pool. After 18 months of joint work sessions with the city, SIPP tasked itself with securing enough money to help bring the pool back from the brink.

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