Barbed fire fencing will remain in place around Lumby’s outdoor swimming pool.

Barbed fire fencing will remain in place around Lumby’s outdoor swimming pool.

Thorny security stays in Lumby

Barbed wire will remain a fixture at outdoor swimming pool

Security will remain tight at Lumby’s outdoor swimming pool.

There have been suggestions that the less than esthetic barbed wire atop the pool’s fence should be removed, but that isn’t garnering support from the White Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

“There is no liability with insurance (by having barbed wire) and it keeps people out,” said Tom Kadla, administrator.

“It’s a big risk  at night if someone gets in there and drowns so we need to do something to prevent that.”

Three surveillance cameras have also been installed at the pool and adjacent spray park to prevent trespassing and vandalism.

“They are Internet accessible 24/7 and they can be checked out at any time,” said Roger Huston, parks superintendent.

The cameras, which cost about $3,500, also provide full night vision for up to 20 metres.

The advisory committee decided to install security cameras because of an ongoing problem with vandalism, including the fence being cut and broken glass being thrown into the water, which meant the pool had to be closed for half-a-day for cleaning.

And in 2012, a picnic table was destroyed and a replacement cost about $2,000.