Winter weather has left swimmers in Cheshire high and dry the last few years, but now the town pool has a new steel roof to handle whatever Mother Nature brings and winter swimming will soon be making a splash again in the town.
The pool will reopen Monday morning with a new roof that can hold up to 50 inches of snow and withstand winds of up to 130 miles per hour, something the old bubble roof couldn’t.
The old roof collapsed twice during the winters of 2011 and 2013.
The new pool cover has what’s called a permanent membrane to handle the pressure.
The pool’s manager says it also lets more light in and makes the room feel much bigger.
Interior renovations to the pool also include a new pool deck and locker rooms.
You can check out the improvements Sunday at an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony running from noon to 3 p.m. Anyone from the public is invited to participate in a free open swim starting at 12:30 p.m.
The pool officially reopens Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 a.m.