Team Vance starts construction on new $248K kiddie pool

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  • By Airman 1st Class Cameron Schultz
  • 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Contractors ripped up the Vance kiddie pool beginning Jan. 4 as part of a planned $248,000 renovation that should be complete before April. 

The shallow pool was built in the 1950s for young children to splash around in, Maj. Allen Batiste, the 71st Installation Support Squadron commander said Jan. 7.

The rubber liner was beginning to separate from the old cracked concrete, and it needed to be replaced, he said. 

The new pool should be complete in time for Team Vance families to cool off this summer, Batiste said. It will gradually decline to a depth of 2 feet, similar to the old one and a new fence will be installed as well, he said. 
    
“My son and I love that pool. It gives us something fun to do while it’s hotter outside,” said Katy Piskorick, the 71st ISS secretary Jan. 7.
    
Families can purchase season swimming passes at the Base Gym, according to Brian Mittelstet, the director of community services at the gym.