SARTELL -- With summer around the corner you may be itching to get out on the water.

During tonight's (Monday) Sartell city council meeting, the council discussed the possibility of creating a swimming pond.

Currently their are only 12 swimming ponds in the state.

Tom Schaffer is the President of U.S. Aquatics. He says swim ponds are difficult to have because they need legislative approval.

The council is looking at the possibility of turning the current pond at Pinecone Central Park into a swimming pond.

Schaffer says the cost of maintaining a swimming pond would be greater than an aquatic center. Estimated cost would be about $4.2 million.

Sartell Mayor Joe Perske says, based on the information, a swimming pond doesn't seem possible at this time.

Perske says they may look at an aquatic center in the future.