Kurt Beyer will remain closed; NHS pool to open late June

NORWICH – With the first day of summer just a week away, Kurt Beyer Pool will remain closed as the city continues to seek funding for repairs to its filter system and lining. Because of this, all youth swimming programs – including swim instruction, the swim team and open swim – will be held at the Norwich High School Pool, beginning June 27.

Earlier this year, city officials decided to close Kurt Beyer Pool throughout the summer for repairs. At that time, repairs were estimated at $150,000, according to Public Works Superintendent Carl Ivarson, who made the initial report at the Feb. 15 Common Council meeting.

At that meeting, Ivarson asked council members to consider whether having a pool that’s only open nine weeks out of the year is worth the cost. Ward Four Alderman Walter Schermerhorn responded, and said that “there are no sacred cows and all possibilities must be considered.”

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