Kaukauna Municipal Pool, city of Kaukauna photo
Kaukauna Municipal Pool, city of Kaukauna photo

KAUKAUNA — Improvements to the Kaukauna Municipal Pool could come by the summer of 2024, city leaders revealed Thursday.

Plans for improvements to the pool go back to 2020 when the city began to develop its master plan for the facility. A survey was launched in 2021 to gauge community priorities for the project.

Potential amenities may include a splash pad, aqua climbing wall, second big slide and 18 hole mini golf, Mayor Tony Penterman said in reply to a post on the Kaukauna Community News Facebook group.

“We are going to start fundraising for the project. Construction is tentatively scheduled for September 2023 for a June 2024 opening,” Penterman said.


Preliminary costs estimates range from $4.3 million to $5.3 million.

The current pool was built in 1991 and because of the age of the complex, the city is evaluating current and future repair costs versus replacement of existing facilities, to ensure the best use is made of public funding.  

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Several prior assessments were completed on the buildings and mechanical systems – all reaching the same conclusion.

The existing concessions/mechanical building envelope is in acceptable shape, but the concessions area is extremely cramped and has limited space for workers, freezers, and storage, and has an undersized serving window. 

The pool pumps and filtration systems within the mechanical area are at the end of their useful lifespan, and in need of replacement. 

Operation of the existing DE (diatomaceous earth) filtration system is hazardous to employee health, and it is outdated technology for exterior aquatic environments.

These systems also require a high level of maintenance and water consumption.



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.