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Friday 0%
High 47° / Low 38°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Saturday 0%
High 62° / Low 43°
A mainly sunny sky. High 62F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Sunday 60%
High 50° / Low 41°
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Cloudy. Periods of light rain early. High around 50F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Monday 10%
High 57° / Low 40°
A mainly sunny sky. High 57F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 0%
High 57° / Low 35°
Sunny skies. High 57F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 0%
High 55° / Low 42°
Generally sunny. High near 55F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 20%
High 52° / Low 21°
Cloudy skies. High 52F. SE winds shifting to NW at 10 to 20 mph.

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City Saves Thousands On Pool Filter Replacement

In October, the Raytown Board of Alderman approved an agreement with Sterling Construction to replace two 20 year-old, high-rate sand filters at SuperSplashUSAWaterPark located at 5330 Raytown Road. The old filters were installed in 1992 and had rusted through resulting in water leaks and reduced filter efficiency and operation.

The approved contract was for $75,650. However, the Sterling contract included a cost-saving bid alternative. City staff could demolish the existing sand filters resulting in a $5000 savings to the city. The city chose to take advantage of the alternative and contracted the removal of filter media material to A-1 Sewer. Park staff completed the final tank demolition work for less than $500 in materials by using the Public Works Department’s plasma cutter and rental of two jackhammers for concrete removal. The 2000 pounds of scrap metal from the filters was sold for $200 and returned to the city. The work was completed December 2 and took about seven days paving the way for installation of the two new split flange filters in January by Sterling.

Pool filters are a key component to safe swimming pool operations. The filters clean the water, improve water clarity, reduce turbidity and ensure sanitary water conditions. Once the pool water is filtered it is returned to the pool resulting in reduction in chloramines and other harmful biohazards such as cryptosporidium. 

The pool filters are large steel containers made of 1/4” thick steel that stand over 6 feet tall by 5 feet wide. The filters are filled with stratified filter media ranging from large gravel at the bottom to fine sand at the top for efficient water filtration. Each filter contains a large manifold at the top and bottom to distribute influent water evenly throughout the filter media. The bottom of each tank is filled with 18” of 4000 lb. concrete.

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