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Hammond Hill pool reopens

Posted: May 21, 2013 - 1:23pm
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Payton Manley, of North Augusta, zips down the slide at the newly renovated swimming pool at the Hammond Hill Suburban Club.  The pool, which now has six lanes, had its grand re-opening ceremony Saturday.  MIKE ADAMS/SPECIAL.
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Payton Manley, of North Augusta, zips down the slide at the newly renovated swimming pool at the Hammond Hill Suburban Club. The pool, which now has six lanes, had its grand re-opening ceremony Saturday.

After undergoing extensive renovations, the Hammond Hill Suburban Club pool was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning.

“This project had been probably 10 years in the making,” board vice president Sandy Zeller told the board members, volunteers and eager young swimmers who gathered to celebrate the occasion.

During the off-season, the pool was expanded to create more swimming lanes. The plaster, tiles and decking were replaced, slides were installed and new lifeguard stands will soon be erected.

“The biggest thing was going from four lanes to six lanes,” Zeller said.

She said the swim team competes at larger pools, but with only four lanes, meets at Hammond Hills took longer.

“We want to be able to compete,” she said. “So now we’re proud to have those visiting swim (teams) come to our pool. We’re ready to show it off.”

Zeller also said that even though some subdivisions have their own swimming pools, Hammond Hill is the true community pool in North Augusta.

“We live in The Rapids,” she said. “My kids don’t want to go to that pool. They want to come where their friends are.”

After the ribbon was cut, about a dozen young swimmers jumped in the water and tested out the new slides.

Among them was 12-year-old Briggs Ballard, who attended with his mother, Lisa Ballard, and his grandmother, Dell Ballard. The two women sat chatting under the pavilion while the children swam under overcast skies and a few sprinkles.

Dell Ballard said she lives on West Avenue and her daughter-in-law and grandson live near Sudlow Lake Road. The family joined the pool about seven years ago when Briggs was 3-years-old. He learned to swim at the pool and later joined the swim team.

The family spent many hours at the pool, Dell Ballard said, adding that the renovations are really nice.

“This is the place to be in the summertime,” she said.

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Comments (4)

loopkelly

This recreational place must

This recreational place must have installed on the ground porous sandstones to not slip on the surface and break your bones. If the renovation wasn't done properly, the owner should place an order at http://inoversialtiles.com/custom-orders/ for a quality, non slippery sandstone and replace it all.

loopkelly

The owner will find non

The owner will find non slippery sandstone at Flooringamerica.com/, if this current type of floor isn't appropriate for this recreational space. Many accidents can happen here, therefore, the owner of this business should take all the necessary precautions to prevent them as much as possible. In this equation, the type of the floor plays an important role, he definitely needs a non slippery floor to reduce accidents.

loopkelly

Many homeowners can follow

Many homeowners can follow this example and build a nice swimming pool outside their house or if they have space, an indoor pool. And if they want to have a quality pool, they should resort to professional services, like the San Clemente custom pool builder, who can create an unique pool only following the client's wishes.

Sandra Johnson

This is great news! Everyone

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