Concerned About Costs, Some Schools Pull Plugs From Swimming Pools.

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Districts around the country are pulling the plug on their swim facilities, especially aging pools that can be extremely costly to maintain and bring up to modern standards. Among the most common problems: cost cutting during initial construction that has shortened the life of the pool, design flaws, chemical damage to the pool's surface, poor filtration, and a lack of regular surface cleaning. Experts say average yearly maintenance costs run from $30,000 to $80,000. [Free subscriber registration is required.]
Hurst, Marianne
Education Week
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