A boiler may not sound very exciting - but let us assure you, a pool without a boiler is an icy cold pool, especially in the early and late months of the summer. The boiler keeps us comfortable in the pool.
The pool has historically operated on a zero cash level, meaning that we are bringing in just enough to cover our expenses, and yet we have an immediate need to replace the boiler, a $25,000 fix. Keep your eyes open for fundraising opportunities coming soon, and consider getting involved. The board is committed to doing everything we can to keep the pool open full hours and fully-staffed but we are going to need the support of the members to make that happen.
The pool has historically been running on zero profit; we don’t make money, we break even each year. Where does the money go? We want to be transparent and open with SCCA membership, and most people don't realize how costly operational expenses can be. More detailed information on annual spending is available at our annual membership meeting or upon request.
Warm water wanted!
The boiler is the unit that keeps the pool water at a comfortable temperature. Inspections of the old boiler revealed it was ready to go out at any moment - and we weren’t willing to let that happen during the swim season. Replacing the boiler mid-season could have resulted in closing the pool for 4 weeks. (Get the picture of why it wasn't optional to wait until the old one went out?!)
Now that the boiler has been replaced, we need more money to cover the almost $30,000 bill. And if we can be honest, there are a few other capital improvements we would invest in if we had sufficient funds: extra work in the bathroom renovations, digging out and improving the volleyball sand and replacing the diving board, to name a few.
We really don't want to do THAT!
We could have considered drastically cutting back on hours to reduce operational costs. We could have increased prices for our members (we would need about $125 more per family this year). But we are confident that with the help of our great community of pool members, we can raise the money needed to fully cover the cost of the boiler. In the coming months you will see a number of opportunities to give, and we're hoping you'll consider generously supporting our community pool.
Your generosity matters.
We’ve created a Go Fund Me site, and encourage you to show your commitment to keeping this pool afloat (pun intended). Also, we can assure you that we're looking at ways in the future to plan for capital improvements.
We need helpers at Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 29th.
We are asking that volunteers sign up in advance so we can plan our projects. Click here to sign up. Volunteer at least one three-hour shift: 8-11am or 11-2pm and we'll add 20 extra guest passes per family to your account!
The SCCA Shark swim team season is about to begin! We are really excited to have our head coach, Carrie Barnett, returning again this year along with assistant coaches Hannah Cross and Kala Mawlawi. The season schedule is set and Shark trials (try-outs) begin Friday, June 2. We want to welcome returning AND NEW swimmers to the team with a season kick-off parent informational meeting on Thursday, May 4 at 5:30pm at the pool. Get more swim team information here.
The deadline to renew is coming quickly! We encourage all returning members to pay on time to avoid the $75 late fee. Mail checks to P.O. Box 270757, Fort Collins, CO 80527. Or CLICK HERE if you are renewing your membership and would like to use a credit or debit card.
Have questions about our membership policies? Visit the new Membership FAQ section here.