DCC Swimming Pools – Operating Costs

This is the second in a series of posts setting out the facts in relation to the City Council swimming pools that are under financial strain. The slides below provide a breakdown of the operating costs on a pool by pool basis for 2009:

Swimming Pools ppt

Once again the figures are pretty stark; there is €1 earned for every €9 spent in Coolock;  €1 earned for every €4 spent in Crumlin;  €1 earned for every €6 spent in Sean McDermott.

If you take it as a given that certain activities should be subsidized for the needy in society (and I do believe in the case for subsidization) then, as Killian Forde put it previously – the question becomes how best do we spend that subsidy?