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Covington to Improve Two Pools with New Roofing, Fencing

The City of Covington announced plans this week to make improvements at its two full-size swimming pools.
 
The projects include a new roof and fencing at Randolph Pool on Greenup Street, and new fencing for Goebel Pool on Dalton Street.
 
The cost is expected to be around $122,000, the city said in a news release. All the funds come from the city's federal community development block grants (CDBG).
 
The plan is to finish all three projects by the beginning of the next swim season.
 
Taylor Mill-based G. Dixon Associates was awarded the roofing contract for the work at Randolph Pool, at $44,500.
 
Florence-based Burcor Fencing was awarded the fencing contract for both pools, at $77,276.
 
The city's pools have suffered from a series of problems over the years. The city's recreation director, Rosie Santos said the roof at Randolph Pool suffers from serious leaks, especially above the men's restrooms.
 
Covington Recreation Director Rosie Santos said Randolph's roof suffers from serious leaks, especially above the men's restroom.
 
The fencing will help the city deal with trespassers while also upgrading the aesthetics.
 
"They will look less like prisons and more like neighborhood pools," Santos said.
 
The pool season annually runs from early June to just before schools re-open in early August.
 
In 2017, Randolph boasted registered check-ins of 2,642, while Goebel had 3,912. The City also owns the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad, which had 6,447 check-ins that summer. (Computer woes during the 2018 pool season distorted this year's numbers.)
 
Santos said the money represents an important investment in summer recreation for Covington families.
 
"We recognize the value of these pools to our residents and our neighborhoods, and these improvements will enhance the quality of the 2019 pool season," she said.
 
-Staff report
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