Counsilman-Hunsaker conducted an assessment of the swimming pool facility at the Mt. Vernon Jr. High School to evaluate the swimming pool, mechanical systems, pool equipment, and specifically the bulkhead and gutter damage. The school district currently uses the swimming pool for physical education classes and high school and USA Swimming training and competition.
The main concern was heavy corrosion on the bulkhead in the movement mechanisms under the cover on each side. Paired with corrosion issues, the floatation mechanism of the bulkhead was not functioning or was missing, which rendered proper operation of the bulkhead impossible. Damage occurred on the gutter edge because of the corroded and damaged wheels/axels, which dug into the stainless steel, causing long dents. Cost estimates were included by highest to lowest priority for considering and implementing repairs/replacements/renovations. All references to the health department's regulations in this report refer to the Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pool Rule 410 IAC 6-2.1 and Swimming Pool Code 675 IAC 20 of the State of Indiana Department of Health.