Special Pool Project Update



The City of Caldwell recently held a bid opening on the Special Swimming Pool Project. One bid was submitted on the project that was significantly more than the planned budget, leading the City Commission to reject the bid. The Project Engineer was instructed to revisit plans to scale back the project in order to relist an advertisement for bids.  A second bid opening is expected in early 2020. 


There are at least 24 commercial swimming pools that will be advertised for bids in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri within the next 6 months. This means that the limited number of commercial pool contractors, can pick and choose what projects they want to bid on. We remain hopeful that more than one bid will be submitted in 2020, to keep the project moving forward. 


Although it’s not yet set in stone, it is looking as though the current City Swimming Pool could be open for the 2020 season. We will update the public as soon as we are able after the second bid opening regarding the project timeline.