The Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of evaluating the future of Devon and Tremont pools.

The Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of evaluating the future of Devon and Tremont pools.

"We're not in any kind of formal discussions yet," said Lee Spitzer, aquatics and parks and facilities manager for the city. "We want to look at some of the options we have sooner rather than later."

Before the start of the swim season in spring, the Parks and Recreation Department spent $15,000 to repair Devon Pool, 2070 S. Mallway Drive.

"We had some problems with the concrete deterioration on the floor of Devon Pool last year," Spitzer said. "We decided to replace about 700 feet of the bottom floor at Devon."

The repair has helped to extend Devon Pool's life, Spitzer said.

"That was a permanent patch," he said. "Every indication is it's holding up extremely well."

The long-term future of the existing Devon and Tremont (2850 Tremont Road) facilities remains a question, Spitzer said. The Parks and Recreation Department plans to conduct an engineering study at Tremont Pool at the end of the swim season.

"We're looking at how much more life we have," he said. "The pool is 50 years old-plus."

The last time the city invested in a new swimming facility was 2005, when the former Hastings Pool reopened as the Reed Road Water Park after a $4-million renovation. During the first season of the water park at 2000 Hastings Lane, 77,000 people visited the pool. Attendance numbers have leveled off to about 73,000 in 2006 and 61,006 last year.

Attendance figures have not been calculated for this year, but are on par with last year so far, Spitzer said.

"We had a slow June with all the rain," he said.

The water park will host a Teen Night for students in grades six through eight on Aug. 13 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. The event, which features a DJ and teen-oriented activities, has proven to be a popular one in years past, Spitzer said.

"We've had good attendance," he said. "This is the last shindig before the kids go back to school."

Toward the end of the swim season, Tremont Pool will host Doggie Dips on Aug. 21, 4-7 p.m.; Aug. 22, 4-7 p.m.; Aug. 23, 2-5 p.m., and Aug. 24, 2-5 p.m. Cost is $5 per dog, with proof of license and immunization required.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (614) 583-5300.