New Conocord Area Pool is in need of repairs. They are aiming to raise $150,000. One of their fundraising events was Dog Days at the pool.

NCAP makes a splash at $150,000


The New Concord Area Pool (NCAP) is looking to raise $150,000 to help remodel their 55-year-old pool.

New Concord Area Arts and Recreation District (NCAARD) Program Director, Judy Beetem, said the pool, which was built in 1961, is in need of multiple improvements.

“The concrete liner wears year after year,” said Beetem.

The concession stand, restrooms, and pumps also need updated. Beetem said lifeguard training could be added to part of the budget as well.

NCAP has hosted three events in the month of August to help raise the necessary funds.

The first event was “Save-the-Pool-Ooza” on August 19. It featured spa treatments by Spa G!rl, POUND workout classes, and a performance by local band Blue Mercury.

The second event was a “Vine and Dine” at the Terra Cotta Vineyards on August 20. The third fundraising event is Dog Days at the Pool on August 27-28.

Dogs and their owners paid money to spend the last days of the pool season playing in the water.

Beetem said the group hopes to have events later in the year and said a “July in Christmas” event may be in the future.

“We’ll sell pool passes early and have some fun fundraising things,” said Beetem. “We are looking for people to help come up with ideas.”

Beetem encourages people that have fundraising ideas or that are interested in helping to call NCAARD at (740) 826-2293.