The Lake County Swimming Pool is one of Leadville’s premier recreation facilities and the only public lap swimming pool serving the area. It remains popular among extreme athletes, triathletes, and swimmers due to the pool elevation which is over 10,000 ft. With six 25-yard lap lanes, a dry sauna, a hot tub, AquaClimb climbing wall, diving board, and small shallow play area, the pool is utilized by several different demographics.
In 2020, Counsilman-Hunsaker completed an aquatic assessment of the pool and mechanical systems, made recommendations for improvement, presented a timeline for improvements, and presented an opinion of probable costs to complete the work. Five options for renovation and new construction were also presented:
- Option 1 – Renovation
- Option 2 – Replacement of Pool and Spa
- Option 3 – Reconfigure Pool, Spa, & Locker Rooms
- Option 4 – Reconfigure Pool, Spa, Locker Rooms, AND Add Recreation Pool
- Option 5 – New Aquatic Center Including: Lap Pool, Recreation Pool, & Spa