VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - A southern Indiana city is edging closer to breaking ground on a more than $3 million pool project. One officials hope will make a splash with the community and put Vincennes on the summer trip map.
During the hot summer the pool is usually the place to be. However, in the case of the Rainbow beach pool in Vincennes, it used to be a place no one wanted to be.
"The pool that we have now is out of date, out of code. No one comes anymore," Steve Beaman Vincennes Superintendent of Parks said.
This summer the parks department closed the pool because of a tear in the liner; that's what got the ball rolling on a new pool project.
"This is a process that has been going on for about four or five years now, of knowing that we needed to do something some sort of long term fix," Beaman said. "The next logical step was to build a new pool."
After the city voted to jump start the project, the parks department put the job out to bid; which they awarded to an Indianapolis firm.
Now that firm has created a solid plan for a future pool.
"Just like everything people want more. Pools are no longer just swimming pools they are family destinations," Beaman explained.
The new Rainbow Beach will be complete with two different pools one for laps, one for diving and several areas for children.
A destination Vincennes hopes puts them back on the summer map.
"We've got people going to Washington, Petersburg, Princeton and even Evansville to use their facility and that doesn't make sense," Beaman ended.
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