FCS Pool Information
Back in 1969 construction on the "New" Fruitport Middle School wrapped up which included the unveiling of a school district swimming pool. That pool was intended to be used for high school swimming competition. Unfortunately, the dimensions of the pool would not allow use for high school swim competition, so it became a community pool. Since 1969 thousands of lakeshore students and community members have learned to swim in that pool or used it for recreation or physical fitness purposes.
Earlier this school year, a visual inspection led to the closure of the pool for needed repairs. Upon draining the pool, further damage was found which led to a more involved study of repairs the pool would need to be brought back online for community use. It turned out that there was extensive damage to the tile and underlying concrete of the pool which will be quite expensive to repair. (See options below)
With approximately 1,000 people utilizing the pool each year, the pool generates roughly $14,000 annually. However, the cost to staff and physically operate the pool is $46,600 annually. This creates a yearly cost to the district of $32,600 which is taken from the General Fund account.
The Board of Education seeks your input on whether we should make this investment in pool repair given the cost and its overall age. After reviewing the three options below, please complete the survey linked at the bottom of the page to let the Board of Education know your thoughts on this information.
If you would like more information or have questions regarding the pool options, please join us on June 15 at 7:00 PM in the Board of Education Room for a community meeting specifically addressing the future of the pool.
Repairs Needed to Get Pool Operationally Functional
$255,000 - Possibly taken from the district's Building and Site fund
- Replace existing boiler due to heat exchange crack
- Replace chemical controller, strainer, and valves connected to the system
- Replace failing iron feed pipe with PVC pipe
- Remove and replace damaged concrete throughout the pool (200 sqft)
- Replace damaged tile and regrout the entire pool
- Repair cracks in the pool wall
- Replace the existing ladders (Current ones have failed inspection)
Repairs Needed to Get Pool Operationally Functional & Modernized
$382,000 - Possibly taken from the district's Building and Site fund
In addition to the repairs above
- Replace existing glass in the windows
- Replace existing non-operational pool lights with LED
- Replace ceiling tile and paint the ceiling grid
- Replace existing light fixtures
- Paint existing wall tile with epoxy
- Paint existing block walls
Fill-In the Pool & Reutilize the Existing Space
$146,000.00 - Possibly taken from the district's Building and Site fund
- Remove existing plumbing and mechanical
- Fill-in the pool
- Pour new concrete floor
Pool Repair Survey
Please use the link below to access and participate in the Pool Repair Survey.