Every little drop counts, Davidson’s Swimming Pool committee is reminding folks as it kicks off a fund-raising campaign to build a new swimming pool.
Little drops may eventually fill buckets, but it would help the community if money came pouring in, because the pool committee has given itself an ambitious mandate to raise $1.3 million in two years. They hope to start construction on the new pool in the summer of 2015.
Davidson’s Swimming Pool committee launched the fund-raising campaign last week after town council, on Tuesday, OK’d its fund-raising plan.
To start, the committee is sending letters to local citizens, detailing the project. An important part of the package is a survey seeking peoples’ opinions on the new pool.
“We set down a list of must haves and we have a wish list. We want to see if our must haves are the same as the community’s,” said Jessie Foster, swimming pool committee member.
They want people to fill out the surveys and return them to the town so that the new pool will meet the community’s expectations.
The surveys will also give the committee insight into the sorts of extra accessories people want the pool to have should the community exceed the fund-raising goal.
One design being proposed suggests a rectangular-shaped, six-lane pool that is 84 feet long and 35 feet wide. Added to these dimensions, in the concept, is a J-shaped section that has a beach entry towards the shallow end that creates a separate paddling pool area for toddlers and waders.
The new pool will be built just north of the current pool’s location, on a parcel of land being donated to the project by Bryan Ulmer.
Town administrator Gary Edom said Ulmer offered to donate some land for the pool with the stipulation the land is used for a swimming pool and pool only.
“We can’t have anything commercial on the donated land,” Edom said.
To read more please see the July 23 print edition of The Davidson Leader.