City of Auburn and Auburn YMCA-WEIU staff are hopeful that Casey Park pool will be open in time for this weekend's impending heatwave.
Superintendent of Public Works Mike Talbot said city staff is "working diligently toward" an opening date of Saturday, June 30. As of Wednesday, workers were still installing a new filter system at the Olympic-sized pool on North Division Street. YMCA Aquatic Director Erin Johnson said the Cayuga County Health Department will inspect the facility on Friday.
"It all depends on the health department inspection," Johnson said.
The city owns Casey Park pool and is responsible for maintaining it and its premises but pays the YMCA every year to run the pool. This year, the city is paying the YMCA $60,000 to pay lifeguards, run programming and cover all other costs associated with operating the pool.