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Snow Storm Causes Collapse At Cheshire Community Pool

January 13, 2011 by Greg Lederer

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.


good old Mother Nature

January 17, 2011 by yankeedee, 6 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1596

never wanted the pool in the first place---went once and wound up in the ER with a bad asthma attack from the heavy chlorine and mold. Looks like Mother Nature did what the voters could not do

Sorry about the collapse

January 14, 2011 by clshafer, 6 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1593

Our family uses the pool quite often through the year and we really enjoy it. I'm saddened about the collapse. We've been in Cheshire for 12 years now and have been very happy. The town has much to offer and the pool is a big part of it, I hope it is open to the public again soon.

Cheshire Never Learns

January 13, 2011 by WiseMan, 6 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1591

When I lived in Cheshire, I had a sign in my yard during the Republican push for the community pool.....

My signed said "VOTE NO ON THE POOL....DON'T DROWN IN DEBT"...

Seemed I was right....I am sooooooooooooooo glad I left this little weird town.....

town pool

January 13, 2011 by Heidi1970, 6 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1592

I agree and also voted against the pool, it is expensive and not resident friendly. I tried to move but unfortunately, still live here.......


January 13, 2011 by swhin, 6 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1590

Please I hope the town have the insight to have insurance on this.


January 17, 2011 by yankeedee, 6 years 10 weeks ago
Comment: 1597

might be considered an act of God and not covered---who knows

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