The construction tender for the Bear Creek Outdoor Pool renovations have come in under budget. The city had budgeted for $5 million and with recommendations that Monteith Building Group Ltd. get the bid, they will charge just under $4.5 million.

The renovations will include a tot’s pool, spanish steps and lily islands. According to Manager of Recreation of Sport Kylee Haining, the 6.5 metre 3 loop waterslide is a go for the facility if the city goes with the construction company. The slide alone was to cost around $270,000. It was only going to be possible if the bid came in under the $5 million budget.

Haining says renovations will take forty weeks to complete with an opening set for summer 2018. The pool has been closed since 2013 after a large crack was noticed in the structure.