Just Add Water: New Underwood Pool Gets Filled Friday as Opening Nears

Photo: Anne Paulsen, president of the pool’s building committee, at the nearly completed new Underwood Pool.  All day Friday, July 31, an armada of approximately 25 tankers trucks will be traveling to Concord Avenue at Cottage Street to deliver the one missing component required to make the recently constructed New Underwood Pool a success: Water. Lots of it. According to Anne Paulsen, chair of the […]

You’re Invited! New Underwood Pool Party Set for Aug. 8

Photo: Invitation to Belmont’s big pool party, You’re invited to Belmont’s biggest pool party of the year as the town celebrates the opening of the New Underwood Pool. After years of planning, a debt exclusion vote and a last-minute fund raiser in September to save the original proposal, the $5.3 million two pool complex with a pair of […]

Confidence: Rec Dept. Selling (Reduced) Summer Pool Passes

Photo: No swimming just yet. The new Underwood Pool is not yet completed – in fact, there’s not much water in the one pool that has been finished – but the Belmont Recreation Department is confident enough that the two pool facility that’s being built over the former historic pool will be open for part of the […]

Belmont’s New Underwood Pool Set To Open August 1

Photo: The “deep” pool of the new Underwood Pool under construction.  Despite a last-minute financial monkey wrench that nearly stopped the project last September and this winter’s record snowfall, it appears that summer swimming is in the cards for Belmont residents as the team building the new Underwood Pool expects to have the twin pools open […]

Under Wraps: Winterizing the Underwood Pool Construction Site

They are wrapping up the construction of the Underwood Pool; not as in “finishing the job” but literally wrapping the site in plastic tarp as the contractor, New England Builders and Contractors of Methuen, prepares for a winter of building the project. New England Builders said at a public meeting in November it would work through the winter including pouring concrete […]

Wintery Blast Off to Official Groundbreaking of New Underwood Pool

The juxtaposition at the official groundbreaking for the new Underwood Pool was as glaring as the brilliant morning sunshine on Friday, Nov. 21. Residents, business leaders and town official attended the ceremony heralding the building an outdoor summer time pool complex wrapped in parkas and scarfs while wearing gloves, boots and hats to brave one of the coldest days since […]

Opening Day of New Underwood Pool All Depends on the Weather

The commute for construction supervisor Ernie Raney to his newest assignment can’t be beat. He leaves his house on Lincoln Street, heads to School Street, then down Cottage Street and there he is, at the site of the new Underwood Pool. “Really close,” said Raney, who is currently overseeing large earth moving equipment remove the […]

Construction Work Begins on New Underwood Pool

A large excavator has begun breaking up the walkway at the Underwood Pool adjacent the Belmont Public Library as a staging area is being set up behind a temporary fence in the bowl of the 102-year-old facility. Monday, Nov. 3 begins the $4.6 million construction project which will result in a new Underwood Pool complex with two pools – including […]

Picking Up the Check: Pool Committee Hands $411K to Town for Underwood

Just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Anne Paulsen said she “went home crying” after a meeting with the Board of Selectmen when it appeared the new Underwood Pool may not be built. The board had challenged the pool’s Building Committee to find $400,000 in just over a month or possibly see the entire projected shelved due to […]

Saving Underwood: How a Big Push and Small Donations Preserved a Belmont Amenity

On a sunny autumn afternoon this week, a mom and a banker proudly stood before a fundraising message on a sandwich board to complete a small community miracle. Sandrick Road’s Ellen Schreiber (the mom) and Robert “Bob” Mahoney (the banker) met in front of the Belmont Savings Bank in Belmont Center on Wednesday, Oct. 8, […]