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By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican

The city of Imperial was to meet with the contractor and engineer for the swimming pool on Wednesday to review the whole project and sign off on repairs.
City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said the city doesn’t see any problems following repairs to leaks at the pool completed this fall.
“We’ll go over the whole project and make sure everything has been done on the contractor’s list and ours,” she commented.
Leyland added that the contractor, Simon Contractors of North Platte, will probably ask for the engineer’s certification that all repairs have been made. The city is still withholding $20,000 of Simons’ payment, due to the repairs necessitated by the leaks.
A year ago this past summer, leaks were discovered in the new pool. There was also a connection problem at the surge tank.
More leaks were discovered this past May, and water was escaping the underdrain, which is a porous pipe under the pool.
After the pool closed in August, Simon Contractors tore concrete out of the deep end of the pool and replaced pipes.
It was also necessary to tear out concrete on a section of the deck, and replace pipe there.
New concrete was poured inside the pool in early October, and the concrete above the surge tank on the deck was poured in mid-October.    
All painting has been completed, and the pool has passed yet another pressure testing. One was also conducted prior to painting.
Leyland said the city thinks all problems have been resolved.