In Reply to: re: Lets get that 50-metre pool posted by Mairt on January 07, 2013 at 13:26:06:
The decision to have a 25m pool instead of a 50m pool was the correct one.
A 50m pool would cost over 2m extra to build and there was no indication where that money was to come from. If this money was taken from another aspect of the development eg the athletic track then there would be an outcry.
The biggest problem was going to be the ongoing running costs, estimated at a minimum of 300 000 per year or an 8% increase in the rates in Castlebar.
The 50m pool would favour top clas swimmers from the reigon over ordinary swimmers from Castlebar who would have paid for the pool.
A decision grounded in reality and common sense!
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