Opp to build competitive pool

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2015


A new pool in Opp is a go after the city council on Tuesday approved a $244,876 bid for Blue Haven Pools and a $140,000 bid for Catrett Construction.

In August, the council voted to allocate $400,000 to proceed with the new pool.

The pool will have six lanes and will allow the city of Opp to offer competitive swimming to its youth.

It will also be a salt water pool.

The total cost from Blue Haven Pools includes deck, splash pad, wheelchair lift, platform, lane ropes, and more.

The $140,000 from Catrett Construction includes the pool house, which features air conditioned bathrooms, concession stand, a breeze way and a room.

Representatives of the company said once the plans are finalized, they could begin construction in five to 10 days.

“We are excited,” Mayor John Bartholomew said. “This is going to be great for our city. It will be a wonderful draw for our city.”

Bartholomew said after the meeting a ground breaking would be held in the near future.