Swimming Pool Replacement
At the start of the summer of 2012 summer, the Cary Camp swimming pool began leaking at about five thousand gallons per day. It was not possible to repair the pool in time for camp. The camp staff came up with a number of innovative water-based games to play on the lawn, including sponge fights and the "water sticks", and everyone managed to stay cool. Still, there is no substitute for jumping into cool water on a hot day. The BSA's engineering staff had plans and contracts drawn up by the fall, and work on replacing the pool began as soon as the weather permitted. See the photos below for progress.
The new pool will be about the same size and the old pool, but will be slightly narrower and somewhat longer. This means that not all of the old pool has to be removed, which helps keep the cost down. In addition, the new pool will have a zero-entrance ramp at the end near the showerhouse. This means that the bottom of the new pool can be poured over the bottom of the old pool, again helping keep the cost down. The pool will be divided into three sections, for nonswimmers, beginners, and swimmers, just like before.
Last Updated: August 10, 2013