It is with great reluctance and sadness that the City has reached the decision that the Buhl pool will remain closed this season. Buhl City Council has always felt the city pool provides a quality of life for the residents and kids of Buhl.
This decision was made after careful consideration of a number of issues. At this time, we are unable to hire and train certified lifeguards and swim instructors. We have also been informed that the delivery of the heater for the pool has been delayed indefinitely. Another significant issue is the inability to meet the CDC guidelines for a public pool and the additional staff that would be required to meet those requirements.
Cleaning and sanitizing products are being directed to critical areas such as hospitals and first responders and are unavailable for use on handrails and restrooms.
Social distancing and limited group gatherings were also a concern during the discussion and it was noted that would be difficult to maintain in a pool setting.
The City looks forward to having the pool up and runnning for the 2021 season next summer.