Nelson pool update


Jaren Gilbert scrapes the peeling paint off one of the seven benches at the Nelson Pool facility. Every year employees scrape, paint and repair the benches as needed to keep them safe for patrons and to keep them sealed so that they last us for several more years to come.

Because of scheduling conflicts and Mother Nature's lack of cooperation, the Nelson pool may open later than expected this season. For the past several years, the Nelson pool has opened on Memorial Day even though the city council set the official opening for June 15.

The park board determined last fall that the pool needed a little TLC, so late last fall, Royce Schott went to work on sealing and patching the areas of the pool that required a little extra love. Once he had finished with that, a contractor was hired to paint the interior of the pool, but the temperatures and the rains have cont...

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