Franklin L. Cary Camp
Sagamore Council, Boy Scouts of America
6286 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
Telephone 765-447-1990
  Franklin L. Cary Camp
Sagamore Council, Boy Scouts of America
6286 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
Telephone 765-447-1990

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

Removing the old liner
Removing the old liner
Removing the old liner
Removing the old liner
 
Starting concrete removal
Starting concrete removal
Breaking down the walls
Breaking down the walls
 
Working around the edge of the pool
Working around the edge of the pool
The pool deck has also been removed
The pool deck has also been removed
 
Taking out the bottom for new drains
Taking out the bottom for new drains
Mostly finished with demolition
Mostly finished with demolition
 
Construction work begins
Construction work begins
The new main drains
The new main drains
 
You can see the new ramp for easy entry
You can see the new ramp for easy entry
Forming for concrete
Forming for concrete
 
Some of the rebar for the concrete
Some of the rebar for the concrete. Note the pool lights!
Most of the rebar is in at this point
Most of the rebar is in at this point
 
Forms for a new pad
Forms for a new pad
New filtration gear on the new pad
New filtration gear on the new pad
 
Ready to spray in gunnite concrete
Ready to spray in gunnite concrete
It begins!  The first gunnite is laid down.
It begins! The first gunnite is laid down.
 
Smoothing out the walls; you can see the ramp taking shape
Smoothing out the walls; you can see the ramp taking shape
The finished ramp
The finished ramp
 
Working towards the deep end
Working towards the deep end
Almost done with the gunnite
Almost done with the gunnite
 
Concrete complete - smoothing out the last section
Concrete complete - smoothing out the last section
New pool deck
New pool deck
 
Beginning to seal the pool concrete
Beginning to seal the pool concrete
Sealing the pool concrete
Sealing the pool concrete
 
Final sealing and tiling
Final sealing and tiling
Filling the pool for the first time
Filling the pool for the first time
 
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Success! The pool is open for scouts!
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First pool party, with the entrance ramp in the foreground
 
This page last modified at 11:56 AM on August 27, 2013.
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