Jun 26, 2017
Cedar Beach Pool Leaks Integrity
When I was a boy in the early 1950's, Cedar Beach Pool already starting serving the residents of Allentown. About five years ago then park director Greg Weitzel, under Pawlowski, wanted to build a destination water park, almost like a commercial amusement park. The plans alone cost $80,000. The idea was so gradiose, that even Allentown City Council, which was still in it's rubber stamp mode, balked. That monstrosity would have extended from the current pool area up to Hamilton Blvd.
Several years ago when the pool supposedly developed a bottom crack, and the city said that it couldn't be fixed, I doubted it. Last year, when the city said that the old pool walls weren't thick enough, I doubted it. Now the renovation project has another problem. The new filter isn't large enough for the pool's volume of water. The renovated pool actually has less water than the original, because it no longer contains a deep diving area, and there is a large island bisecting the middle. Perhaps they should have just used the old filter.
I don't know when the renovated pool will be finally completed, but I do know that it won't last anywhere near the sixty five years that the previous one did.
ADDENDUM: Link to Cedar Beach Pool history, courtesy of a reader.