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Council awards contract for aquatic center repairs

Pool to close January 17, re-open for summer season

Post Date:01/10/2018
Shot of kiddie play structure at Graham Aquatic Center

The Vacaville City Council on Tuesday awarded an $893,627 contract for repairs to the Walter V. Graham Aquatic Center adjacent to the Three Oaks Community Center.

The complex was constructed in 2001 and included competition and recreation pools, a waterslide structure and receiving pool, a children’s activity structure and pool, and a variety of other site improvements, including dressing rooms, restrooms and other amenities.

“We know this will inconvenience some of the people who use our pool during the winter, especially the various swim clubs, and we appreciate their patience,” said Kerry Walker, Community Services Director for the City of Vacaville. “But once these improvements and repairs are done, we’ll have a great facility that everyone can fully enjoy again, especially heading into the hot summer months.”

A facility inspection conducted in January 2017 identified several areas of the complex in need of repair. Items to be addressed by this contract include:

  • Replacement of the existing waterslide and stair structure.
  • Complete re-plastering and re-tiling of the competition pool and waterslide receiving pool.
  • Rehabilitation of deteriorating components of the children’s activity structure, and resurfacing of the children's’ activity pool surface.
  • Address slipping issues on entire pool deck.

Western Water Features, Inc. of El Dorado Hills, CA has been awarded the contract for construction. Work is expected to begin in February and the contract has a total of 65 working days. The aquatic center will be closed for the duration of construction.  

Construction updates, pictures and other information will be posted on the City of Vacaville’s website and social media accounts.

Graham was a long-time City of Vacaville employee. He was appointed Director of Public

Works in 1963 before being named City Manager in 1966. He spent 18 years in that post before retiring.