The Storm Lake City Council approved engineering services this week for a potential aquatic facility in Storm Lake.
The council approved engineering services from the Kansas City, Mo. firm of Larkin Aquatics and local engineering firm Kuehl and Payer, veterans of modern area pool projects around the region.
"This team approach brings a real dynamic engineering team to the table," said John Call, city administrator.
All of the council members were in favor of exploring the possibilities for a replacement of the existing municipal pool, which was constructed in the early 1960s.
"Obviously our current pool has reached the end of its longevity," said council member Jim Treat.
Larkin Aquatics has been involved in designing over 600 pools and aquatic centers, while Kuehl and Payer has been involved with aquatic centers at Spencer and Sac City as well as major rehabilitation of the Pocahontas pool, Call said.
"I believe these two firms teamed up will bring good expertise to the council."
Read the rest of this story in the 3/22 Pilot Tribune.