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.