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Yesterday’s storm made problems for more than motorists and those shoveling out property or workplaces. Under weight of snow, the bubble atop the Cheshire Community Pool collapsed in the morning. Parks and Recreation Director Bob Ceccolini said the bubble was deflated, so that an extensive tear through it wouldn‘t get worse. Beams inside the structure collapsed and the bubble landed inside the pool. The facility was closed due to the winter weather. No injuries were reported.
The Cheshire Fire Department and Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department, along with members of the Cheshire High School swim and dive programs and Cheshire YMCA Sea Dog Swim Club, responded to help out at the scene. Until more is known, the CHS boys’ team (3-1 record) and Sea Dogs are working to find alternatives for practice and meets. The pool also serves free swimmers and offers lessons or classes, such as water aerobics.
“I feel bad for everyone from the high school boys to the Y-Team. It‘s not just about our team,” said CHS girls’ head coach Ed Aston. “I’ve heard from a couple girls that are deeply affected by it. They are emotional. It is a tremendous setback for them. It just affects everyone in town.”
According to Ceccolini, the damage will be professionally inspected later today. Check back for more updates.