RED BANK, NJ – The demolition process of the Riverview Towers pool and surrounding deck began last week and is nearly completed.  The 150-unit residential high-rise is located at 28 Riverside Avenue.

 

 

Last May, borough officials condemned the swimming pool after a fierce storm.

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Built over the river, the storm and an in-coming tide lifted the pool and surrounding concrete deck by several feet.

Speculation was that the pool was either over-drained, had an unknown leak or a hydrostatic value was not enabled, which caused an imbalance in hydrostatic pressure.

 

An empty swimming pool can “pop”, or float out of the ground, as seems to be the case with the Riverview Towers pool.

 

 

 

 

 

The dictionary definition of hydrostatic pressure: “The pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium at a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity.  Hydrostatic pressure increases in proportion to depth measured from the surface because of the increasing weight of fluid exerting downward force from above.”

Got that?  Me neither.

Click HERE to see a graphic explanation and learn more than you'll ever need to know about hydrostatic pressure.

In addition, Riverview Towers 20+ slips marina had to be closed because the dock was not accessible.

Sources have told TAPinto Red Bank that there was a change in the property management company before the pool incident and that lawsuits may have been filed.

TAPinto Red Bank spoke with Pamela Moore with The PRC Group and Property Manager of Riverview Towers, but she would not comment.

To watch some videos of the demolition work and see how the operators nimbly handle hundreds of pounds of concreter slabs, click HERE and HERE.

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