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Aspen plans pool auction

Aspen Times Staff Report

Just about everything but the water in the James E. Moore Pool will be on the auction block on Saturday, March 3.

The city will auction off many of the pool furnishings and equipment before the aging pool itself is ripped from the ground to make way for a new recreation complex at Iselin Park.

Several communities have already contacted the city about buying some of the pool furnishings for their own facilities, according to Tim Anderson, Aspen recreation director. Everything from filters and pumps to lane markers and the hot-water heater for the shower rooms will be sold to the highest bidder, he said.

The city will hang on to a few things, like safety equipment, that can be used at the new pools that will replace the Moore pool. The rest is up for grabs, though some of it must be left on site until the city is finished using it.

The pool’s last day of operation will be March 6, but the city is planning a free day of swimming on Sunday, March 4, Anderson said.

Some of the mechanical equipment that will be offered at the auction cannot be removed until a basement wall is torn down, he added.


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