LISBON - The leak at the village pool is coming from the pump and not any of the recently repaired areas, according to Councilman Joe Morenz.
"As far as all the work we put into the pool, I don't see where that's the problem," said Morenz, who is chairman of the parks committee.
At council's July 9 meeting, Street Foreman Jim Oliver reported there was a major leak at the pool at the Sadie Van Fossan Pool and they were trying to locate the source.
Board of Public Affairs members attending the meeting estimated the leak was between 40,000 to 50,000 gallons per day, and some council members were concerned because the village had paid Ohio Pool Works $11,800 to locate and repair leaks at the pool this spring.
Morenz missed the July 9 meeting because of work but contacted the newspaper after reading news accounts of the story that suggested the leak might be coming from one of the areas that was supposed to have been repaired.
He said the leak is coming from the pool pump and not the pool or any of the areas inspected or repaired by Ohio Pool. A new pump has been ordered and is expected to be delivered any day.
Morenz also disputed the amount of water being lost, which he estimated to be more like 9,000 gallons per day based on his own measurement of pool levels and meter readings. He attributed some of the loss to the natural evaporation that occurs daily.
"I don't know what they based it on but it wasn't based on what's going at the pool," he said, referring to the original 40,000 gallon-plus estimate.
Morenz is satisfied with the job done by Ohio Pool, noting the company works on the pools at Ohio State University and city of Columbus, among others.
"The pool is in very good shape," he said, adding the repairs come with a 15-year warranty.
The publicity from the story has cost the pool business. "We had people tell me they quit coming because they thought it was closed," Morenz said.
Because of the story, two local civic organizations are reconsidering whether they will donate money to cover $3,200 cost of purchasing new diving board, he added. The organizations had been asked by the village for contributions.