To the sounds of Sister Sledge's "We Are a Family," the Friends of Cheshire Pool are urging residents to vote yes on the proposed steel tension membrane cover for the Cheshire Community Pool.
The group released a video this week that likens the community to a family and the pool an intricate part of the group.
"Support your family," the video ends with, noting that the $3.2 million cost comes to about $2.60 per household.
In February, the bubble that had enclosed the pool collapsed during the blizzard that dumped up to 40" of snow across the region. The proposed enclosure is rated to withstand 50" of snow and 130 mph winds.
"The steel tension membrane is a robust, sturdy, reliable option that will ensure the pool remains open to the whole community all year round," the group said in a release Tuesday. The structure would allow the pool to remain open year round, which is important to residents who use it for exercise and students who swim on the Cheshire High School teams and the Cheshire Sea Dogs.
"The video illustrates that the Cheshire Community Pool is an asset to the whole community. It is a resource that offers fitness and therapeutic activities for seniors, adults and children alike," the group says. "The pool is a safe and fun environment for children to learn the life skill of swimming, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for the community, and supports the local economy by attracting thousands of swim team members and their families from all over the state."