2/11/17 – The Columbus Area Aquatics Center is undertaking two major upgrades before they open their outdoor pool on Memorial Day. The Columbus Council recently approved a new pool resurfacing and replacement kiddie slide installation for when the 2017 season opens. The Mid-America Pool Renovation relining will be done with a new robins-egg blue, inter-glass surface. The Pool’s current 14-year-old “Kiddie Slide” will also be replaced by a new pelican-shaped slide. Cost for the pool resurfacing project, new filters and slide replacement will add up to $208 thousand dollars.