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Planning Sutton’s Pool

Last semester, The Sandspur reported that the Sutton pool was closed for the 2010- 11 school year. However, Wes Greeley ’11, events chair of the Sutton Hall Council, says that plans are in the works to renovate the pool. At the start of last semester, the council and other Sutton residents thought about the future of the Sutton pool. They decided to start working with Laura Coar, the manager of the grounds at Rollins, to create a plan for renovations.

Fortunately, the Rollins administration has been supportive and money is not an issue, so there are many options available. As of now, there are four tentative designs created by an architect. Greeley says they will probably combine a couple of the best features from each.

They would like to add a deck and create a sand area and a green area with some shade. A dock could replace the existent boathouse, and a bar area may be added. The actual pool will be renovated and might include a waterfall. Greeley wants this space to be “relaxing,” by adding some hammocks, grills for cookouts, and Wi-Fi installed so students can do work.

While before, anyone could use the pool, even people who do not att end Rollins, this will change with the renovations and an R-card will be needed for entrance, so the space is “exclusive to Rollins [students].”

As a three-time resident of Sutt on who loves living there, Greeley is “really excited” about the new pool. “We want Sutt on residents to be proud of their home and make others want to live here,” he says. He thinks it will encourage more Sutt on events such as barbecues and maybe a “dive-in” movie, creating a stronger sense of community among the residents.

While an actual design has not been chosen yet, the renovations may start at the end of this semester and hopefully will be done before the next semester for the 2011-12 school year. This is amazing news for prospective Sutt on residents. “Sutt on is far away from the center of campus, including the pool which is crowded with other students, so having a pool at Sutt on is very convenient,” says Isabel Murray ’14. A lot of credit is due to the Sutt on Hall Council for organizing these renovations.

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