Mannington has plans to bring new life to its swimming pool at Hough Park.
On Monday, five prisoners from the Pruntytown Correctional Center along with one guard will begin working on the pool. Starting at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday for two weeks, they will be using Duraglas and sanding to get rid of the pool’s rough edges as well as do painting, said Christina Dunigan, president of the Mannington Board of Parks and Recreation (MBPR), which oversees Hough Park.
Through a community-assistance line item in its budget, the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC) is providing the materials and supplies for the Pruntytown workers. Tony Michalski, director of MCPARC, said his organization is also helping MBPR obtain the pool chemicals and providing any assistance needed with the pool pump.