Lisbon Pool Problem Averted

By Forrest Saunders, KCRG-TV9

LISBON, Iowa — A potential pool problem looks to have been solved in Lisbon. City officials said Wednesday they plan to go forward with plans to redo the municipal wading pool in City Park and add a splash pad.

The project was up in the air for a time. City officials discovered state rules may require a shower facility be built, too. Officials worried building the additional building would have put the city over its $250-thousand budget.

Ryan Pranschke, the parks & recreation director, said after talking with pool consultants the city found it can build a simple outdoor shower to stay compliant and keep the project affordable.

“I feel really great about it honestly. You can see that the pool now is getting plenty of use. I can just see an expanded facility getting even more use,” Pranschke said.

Pranschke said he expects to close the wading pool at the end of the summer. He said construction of the new facility will begin in early fall, with the pool ready by next summer.

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