Mayor Bob Courtney announces plans for Crystal Beach pool


Completion is scheduled for late summer 2023

Madison, Indiana (September 6, 2022) –The City of Madison today announced plans for the Crystal Beach Pool Rehabilitation. The plan includes a complete pool replacement that will preserve the pool’s iconic shape and a long-term operational plan to reduce overhead.

In early 2022 the pool liner was removed revealing significant structural damage showing evidence of severe structural deterioration from the 1938 Works Progress Administration. At this time the lines of filtration were also tested and failed. This discovery caused a delay in the pool project, but the renovation of the pool house has progressed and is still expected to be completed by the fall of this year.

After discovering the deterioration, the city worked with our team of consultants and a structural engineer to assess the damage and perform additional testing. During these conversations, a recommendation was made for a complete replacement of the pool due to the significant deterioration of the concrete and the failure of the existing filtration and piping system.

“Crystal Beach is a regional destination, and it’s important to our community and me that we preserve this piece of Madison history. The city has continued to work diligently to develop a project plan that will prioritize the safety of those who frequent the Crystal Beach pool while preserving the original ‘Seashore’ design,” said Madison Mayor Bob Courtney. .

The project plan includes the demolition and removal of the existing pool, pool deck, slide structure, associated pool equipment and plumbing. Following the demolition, the swimming pool will be completely replaced, preserving the original shape, and will provide facilities for multi-generational use.

New pool design elements include:

  • A zero-range input.
  • An interactive water game for young children.
  • Slide replacement.
  • A lazy little river.
  • Two dedicated 25-yard turn lanes.
  • Diving boards.
  • Chairs and umbrellas.
  • Pool and grounds lighting.

The pool project is expected to be completed in late summer 2023. To stay up to date on the project process, visit


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