City of Reno in Nevada approves funding for geothermally heated swimming pool

Alexander Richter 19 Aug 2019

The City of Reno has pledged $9 million for a planned aquatic center that is to be heated by geothermal energy tapping a resource already used by a local casino in the city.

As reported locally, the City Council of Reno in the State of Nevada has approved a $9 million pledge with a foundation towards the construction of a swimming pool in a local pool.

The planned 35m aquatic center, so KTVN, is estimated to cost around $18 million and is located at Moana Springs in the city.

The plan is to tap a geothermal resource to heat the pool. The resource is already being tapped in by the Peppermill Casino & Resort in the city.

“Opened as a resort on October 29, 1905, Moana Springs took its name from a famous Hawaiian spa. In addition to a large bath house with a pool fed by hot springs, Moana had a stately hotel, a clubhouse, baseball diamond and picnic grounds. Constructed and initially operated by Charles T. Short, who gave the resort its name, Al North and John N. Evans, Moana was acquired by Louis W. Berrum in 1913 and remained in his family for the next four decades. Served by Berrum’s Nevada Interurban Trolley Line from 1907 to 1920, Moana hosted dances, rodeos, boxing matches, trapshoots, circuses and aviation exhibitions. The city of Reno purchased Moana in 1956 and the remaining buildings were demolished the next year to make way for a new recreational complex.” … which is now being planned.

Source: KTVN, City Council Notes