For The 3rd Year, No City Pool In Tullahoma

TullahomaIt will be at least 2015 before the city pool reopens in Tullahoma. It has been closed since the end of the summer in 2011. Tullahoma City Administrator Jody Baltz says that “value engineering” process is ongoing and the hope is to have a new bid package ready to advertise by the end of the month with the intention of opening the new pool in time for the summer of 2015, according to a report in the Tullahoma News.
The city had originally budgeted $2.45 million for the project. Of that amount, $42,250 has already been spent to purchase the adjacent lot at 512 Cedar Lane.
When bids for the project were opened on Feb. 27 of this year, Sain Construction Company was the only bidder, submitting a quote of $3,594,125. The company’s base bid for the work was $2,705,530, with an additional $534,031 for the indoor pool upgrades, $277,404 for the concessions stand and $77,160 for the parking lot upgrades to accommodate the additional traffic at the community center. City leaders turned down that bid so the project has been on hold.
The plan approved by the city board last summer calls for an outdoor water park with three intertwined water slides at 25.5 feet tall, a graduated pool beginning at 1 foot and sloping to a depth of 4 feet, a lazy river, a climbing wall, a shade structure with a mushroom-shaped fountain and dumping buckets and a poolside basketball hoop.