Letter: Aldergrove pool design inadequate

Dear Editor,

Let my wife and I add our names to the list of Aldergrove residents disappointed with this council’s re-jigged swimming pool design.

On the plus side, they have scrapped incorporating the old school house, which was truly goofy.

Unfortunately, the whole project seems to have been overtaken by hockey enthusiasts, when the original and obvious deficit in the community has long been a useful indoor pool.

Foisting this design on the swimmers of the community, who must now travel to swim elsewhere, is disheartening to say the least.

Aging baby boomers like us must maintain mobility of old hips and other joints, and find swimming is an all-encompassing exercise of necessity. 

When the arctic blasts of winter arrive, how does this design serve us? 

Poorly.

The old Kinsella book line was “…if we build it, they will come.”

The only individuals flocking to this pool in winter will be penguins.

Designers should consult and listen to a swim club, not a hockey organization.

Think again on the pool design.

This one is inadequate and a failing, upsetting let down.

Bryn and Lynn Jones, Aldergrove

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