The Christian County YMCA Pool in Taylorville will be closed Monday, August 22 through Sunday, September 11. In addition to annual maintenance and cleaning; major modifications will be made to the drains, drain covers and suction outlets to further increase the safety of the swimming facilities. These modifications are necessary to be in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act in addition to the Illinois Department of Public Health's emergency amendments to the Illinois Swimming Pool and Beach Bathing Code.
“Although closing the pool for three weeks isn’t ideal; it is the YMCA's goal to provide the safest environment for all of its members and guests”, Chris Weittenhiller, Executive Director.
“This is a major expense for our organization; fortunately we’ve been fiscally responsible and have set the funds aside to complete this project”, adds Weittenhiller.
A compliance deadline of October 1, 2011 has been established to remain licensed and operational. The total cost of this project will be $30,803.00. The YMCA would like to thank the community for its continued support and assures that they will work diligently with the contractors to ensure the project is completed as scheduled. The pool will re-open on Monday, September 12th.