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April 30, 2010                                                                  617-635-4920 x2213

MAYOR MENINO & BCYF ANNOUNCE REPAIRS TO MIRABELLA POOL

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) are pleased to announce that the North End’s Mirabella Pool is currently undergoing a $300,000 Capital Repair Project.

“This beloved pool is an important resource for Boston’s residents and these repairs will keep it going for years to come,” said Mayor Menino.

The project includes upgrades to the pool’s mechanical systems and underground piping.  There will be a new concrete slab installed in the deep pool that will take the pool depth up from 10’ 9” to 8’ 7”.  This new concrete slab installation is necessary to end in-season water leakage and out-of-season pool damage.

Other construction work includes various repairs of broken pool ladders, the removal and replacement of expansion joints in the deep pool, the reconfiguration and replacement of all existing pool drains, valves and accessories, the blasting, cleaning and painting of all deep pool surfaces and more as necessary.  This work will also include the repairing of cracks in the deep-end pool as well as the replacement of the existing chain link fence at the seawall.  While Capital repairs are ongoing, BCYF will perform cleaning, maintenance and repair work to the Mirabella Pool’s bathhouse and shallow end.

All the Capital project work is being done in time to open the pool to the public as early as possible for the summer season and to keep it in top shape for future seasons.  The opening date will be announced shortly.

For information about all of BCYF’s summer programs and activities, go to www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf.

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