Swimming in cool water during the summer has to be one of
the most rewarding and best parts about summertime. If you don’t own your own
pool, you’ve probably been to one of the local community pools. Luckily for
you, the Village of Beverly was awarded a grant this past fall from the Marietta
Community Foundation to revitalize the Beverly-Waterford Community Pool for the
summer of 2017.
The Beverly-Waterford Community Pool’s original façade is
being restored by reconfiguring the pool entrance and updating the bathroom
facilities. This will allow the entrance of the pool to be more accessible and
streamline the process of patrons entering the facility. The Beverly-Waterford
Pool is excited to bring the building back in line with the original design.
By updating the entrance and bathrooms, this will allow
increased safety and security for those trying to get cooled down from the
summer sun. It also allows for better oversight of entry fees, making
everyone’s time at the pool much more enjoyable.
With this grant, the Beverly-Waterford Community Pool has
also purchased and installed a water chemistry controller. With this new
controller, less chemicals will be added to the pool, making the pool safer for
the environment and its patrons.
The Beverly-Waterford Community Pool will be opening in late
May, and are excited to have the community enjoy their experience with the new
and updated pool. Amista Lipot, an employee of the Village of Beverly, said
that in 2016, “the Beverly-Waterford Community Pool saw a successful 50th
year. We believe strongly that the pool is an ongoing public service project
that requires public-private partnerships, community support, and some special
The funds that were given for these improvements were donated
from the unrestricted funds of the Marietta Community Foundation. The
Foundation looks forward to seeing the community support these upgrades by
visiting the Beverly-Waterford Community Pool this summer.