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  • Preparing to install the slide
    Zac Stone, left, and Tracy Westmoreland of Avalanche Water Slides, St. Chamois, Mo. put down plywood to protect the grass and concrete at the Concordia Municipal Swimming Pool Friday morning in prepara- tion for the installation of the family slide. The opening of the pool has been delayed until Tuesday because of the installation work and the forecast for cool, weather.

Slide installation, weather delay pool opening

A combination of the delayed installation of the new family slide and the forecast for cool weather and rain has delayed the opening of the Concordia Municipal Swimming Pool until Tuesday.
The pool was originally scheduled to open on Saturday.
Originally scheduled for the week of May 6, the installation of the family slide at the pool began this morning.
“Just as the winter weather and spring rains impacted our work locally, it has also impacted projects regionally, including vendors we rely on for our projects. The winter weather caused a significant backlog for Avalanche Water Slides, and we have been working diligently to make up time wherever possible. We had to wait for the crew to finish a project in Iowa before they could begin work in Concordia,” Concordia city manager Amy Lange said, “I am very proud of our Public Works Department, as they also worked hard to complete the foundation for the slide in April to insure we were ready.”
The installation of the slide is expected to take three to four days.
Once the slide has been erected, final plumbing and electrical connections must be made. An enclosure will be set up around the slide to prevent access beneath it.
“Safety is our number one priority. Therefore, it is imperative the slide is properly grounded and secured before it opens to the public. We appreciate the community's patience and understanding regarding this delay,” Lange said.
Season passes for the pool are available at City Hall through May 31.
Punchcards will be available at City Hall and at the pool throughout the season. For more information visit www.concordia.org. Staff also encourages people to sign up for Textcaster to receive alerts regarding weather-related pool closures throughout the season.

 

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