Heat repaired at BC pool


Bay City Mayor Mark Bricker said he expected to have the heaters back up and working at the city’s pool Friday, Oct. 26 and that should come as a relief to the Bay City and Van Vleck swim teams that use the pool for practice.

Since Oct. 16, the city’s pool has been out of commission as Bay City and Van Vleck swim teams and the Aquacats were unable to hold practices at the pool.

With the pool heater not working, team regulations state swimmers cannot utilize the pool in water less than 78 degrees and that eliminated swim meets set for the pool for UIL competition.

“We have pressure tested the lines and they passed so the new regulator should be installed Thursday and the pool should be up and running by Friday,” Bricker said. 

Bricker said he didn’t know how long it would take the pool heater to get the water to the regulated temperature needed for swimming practice.

“We had three heaters serving the pool,” Bricker said of the heaters in the boys and girls dressing areas as well as the pool heater. “We had to go out for quotes on the job and we were finally able to get the job done this week.”

Bay City Head Swim Coach Bob Button said it has been very challenging for the team with the pool being down.

“I am very disappointed for the kids and parents that put a lot into this sport,” Button said. “They have put a lot of hard work into this program.”

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