555 of 762 Jackson County residents surveyed wanted an indoor pool. 760 out of 762 wanted to pay user fees sufficient to recover costs. Actually, that last sentence was a lie. The county’s Parks and Recreation Director Rusty Ellis claims the county is losing money by not having a pool, as serious swimmers and therapy patients must go elsewhere. In 2000, Waynesville built an aquatic park that is a money hole. Waynesville’s CFO Eddie Caldwell indicated charging unsubsidized cost-recovery fees would turn the pool into a country club.