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Greenwood public pool needed some quick repairs before the season started

Shara JJ Cooper
By Shara JJ Cooper
June 21st, 2013

Greenwood public works were working overtime last Sunday after pipes burst at the public pool. Greenwood Mayor Nipper Kettle had nothing but praise for Superintendent of Public Works Randy Smith.

“Early this morning, Randy came to the city to check the level of chlorination at the city pool, only to discover that the pool was 98% empty,” said Kettle on his Facebook page. “Upon further investigation he learned that the main pipes had blown apart underneath and the water has drained out.”

Smith spent the remainder of the day repairing the pipes, refilling the pool and balancing the chlorine in order to get it ready for swimming lessons later that week. According to Kettle he worked well past 10 p.m.

“I, as Mayor, really appreciate the work and dedication he shows and remember friends it’s Fathers Day. Thank you Randy and I am sure all the kids that are coming on Tuesday will not know what you did for them but will be there to enjoy the fruits of your labour,” he said

The Greenwood outdoor swimming pool officially opens June 29 for the season. Prices are $3 for kids and seniors and $4 for adults. Seasonal passes are also available. 

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