Swimmers will start arriving at the Gering municipal pool June 1st, but they will be enjoying the pool while construction on the replacement for the major slide is still being completed.
Gering Parks Director Ron Ernst says footings and the beginning stages of the construction are being done now. But the slide won’t arrive until next week and won’t be in place until the target date of June 17th.
Ernst says when it is in, the slide, purchased from Crouch Recreation in Omaha, will look a lot like the last one other than it will have three turns instead of two.
A construction fence will separate the slide construction from those in the rest of the pool for a little more than two weeks.
Ernst says some final painting of the pool is being done before the water is put in to begin getting warm.