Hampden Township will begin renovation work on its 50-year-old swimming pool once the summer season ends on Labor Day.

Its anticipated reopening will be Memorial Day 2024, according to township officials.

The renovation will include the replacement of the pool gutter system and piping to meet current code, the addition of a new underground surge tank to comply with current standards, replacement of the main drain system and piping, and an overhaul of the entire pool mechanical system, including reconfiguring the pool mechanical building, improved ventilation of the existing bathhouse and the addition of the family changing room/restroom.

“For decades, Hampden Township has worked tirelessly to maintain the pool’s legacy as a beloved summer destination,” Commissioner Nate Silcox, president of the board, said. “Now, with the pool reaching its 50th year, the time has come to evaluate and modernize the facility to meet current standards and elevate the overall recreational experience for all our community members.”

The township held several public meetings to discuss what improvements they wanted to see made to the pool; the most recent took place on July 10.

Competitive bids for the project were opened for public view on June 19 via the PennBid website. The lowest responsive bids included:

  • General contractor bids: East Coast Contracting, Inc., with a base bid of $2,778,000.00
  • Mechanical contractor bids: MidState Mechanical & Electrical LLC, with a base bid of $42,137.00
  • Plumbing contractor bids: MidState Mechanical & Electrical LLC, with a base bid of $118,378.00
  • Electrical contractor bids: Orbit Technologies Services, with a base bid of $87,600.00
Hampden Twp. pool

People try to beat the heat at the Hampden Twp. pool as temperatures reach the upper 90s. July 2, 2020 Sean Simmers | [email protected]

Hampden Township awarded four contracts, amounting to $3,163,814, for various improvements to the existing infrastructure of the pool, which included the add alternate for construction of a new family changing room/restroom at a cost of $137,699. These contracts will primarily address maintenance and improvements, with a notable addition of the new family bathroom/changing room.

The work will be partially funded by almost $2.4 million via four state and Cumberland County grants, the township said.


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