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Friday, August 8, 2014

Window company helps fix up local pools

The snack bar at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club has a new operable window.

Community pools in our neck of the woods seems to be struggling to make ends meet every summer, as it’s getting harder to replace members who move away or feel they don’t enjoy a pool as much after their children grow up. Meanwhile, many of the pools and bathhouses were built 50 years ago and require expensive renovations.

The Annandale Swim and Tennis Club (ASTC) on Little River Turnpike recently got some help from the Thompson Creek Window Co., which donated and installed six new windows—just in time for the Northern Virginia Swimming League’s (NVSL) All-Stars meet on Aug. 2. That project also included improvements to the snack bar and clubhouse.

Thompson Creek, the same company that donated new windows to the family of Navy Yard shooting victim Martin Bodrog, had reached out to NVSL to see which local pools needed the most help, said company spokesperson Katie Sushko. The company learned that ASTC’s windows were in terrible shape and the pool was preparing to host the All-Stars meet, which draws hundreds of swimmers and family members to the pool from all over the area.

Thompson Creek also provided a new gutter system to replace the badly damaged gutters at the Hunt Valley Pool in Springfield. That project was completed in time for the NVSL All-Star Relays meet at that pool July 16.

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