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Repairs Possible For Pleasantville Pool

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Village officials are in the early stages of repairing the Pleasantville Pool’s bath house and pumping station, which they said may be need to be fixed sooner rather than later.

Village Administrator Patti Dwyer said the pump house that covers the pool’s water pump has issues with water infiltration and proper ventilation, which could cause the pump to malfunction.

“If things aren’t done soon, or within a reasonable amount of time, we’re going to lose the ability of the mechanical to function,” she said. “The corrosiveness was pretty pervasive. The water was getting in.”

The water pump circulates water continuously through the filter, which purifies the water and keeps chemicals evenly distributed. Landscape architect Maurice Wrangell, who was brought in by the village to help with the projects, said the poor condition of the house has made it too difficult to maintain the equipment.

While it would cost the village more money in the short-term, Wrangell is in favor of re-constructing the house as opposed to repairing what already exists.

“If we’re just replacing them in kind, I think you’re just starting a cycle again of having a building that does not serve its function properly,” Wrangell said.

Wrangell, however, will be meeting with Jeff Econum, Pleasantville’s new Department of Public Works superintendent, to look into possible engineering solutions for the existing house.

The pump house is phase one of the project, and Wrangel will soon turn his attention to the pool’s bath house. Dwyer said the house needs to be fixed up to keep up with Department of Health regulations.

Village officials did not reveal the cost of the projects as they are in the early stages, but Dwyer talked about the possibility of raising the cost of pool passes as a way to pay for the capital improvements. Dwyer said any possible increase would be temporary.

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