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Bids Sought for Gaithersburg Aquatic Center

Projects could cost between $250,000 and $300,000, a capital budgets manager tells The Gazette.

Housed at Gaithersburg Middle School—the aquatic center was built in 1975 and is co-owned by Montgomery County Public Schools and operated by the City of Gaithersburg.  FILE | Gaithersburg Patch
Housed at Gaithersburg Middle School—the aquatic center was built in 1975 and is co-owned by Montgomery County Public Schools and operated by the City of Gaithersburg. FILE | Gaithersburg Patch

The City of Gaithersburg is accepting bids for another round of upgrades at Gaithersburg Aquatic Center.

Housed at Gaithersburg Middle School—the aquatic center was built in 1975 and is co-owned by Montgomery County Public Schools and operated by the City of Gaithersburg. 

But the aquatic center was closed Jan. 25, 2012 after a structural engineering firm found cracks in exterior support columns at the facility. Those cracks have been fixed. The city, MCPS and Montgomery County government each contributed $300,000 to the fix the structural repairs, Patch has reported.

The swim center is expected to reopen in spring 2014 after another phase of upgrades, city officials announced in November.

A capital projects program manager told The Gazette the projects could cost between $250,000 and $300,000.

According to the city’s solicitation for bids, the new projects include:

  • Repairing and resurfacing the main pool and apply white coating
  • Installing two stationary pool lifts for people with disabilities
  • Repainting the interior walls in the natatorium
  • Replacing pump room equipment
  • Replacing electrical panels and disconnecting switches 

The deadline for submissions is 11 a.m. Jan. 21.

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