Echo pool re-opens Thursday

Echo Pool is repaired and open for business, Parks and Recreation manager Scott Kenny said.

Echo Pool is repaired and open for business, Parks and Recreation manager Scott Kenny said.

The pool will be open to the public as of 6 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, he added.

The pool has been inspected, cleaned, patched and plugged. The main pool was filled with water and no leak has been reported, Kenny said.

The pool would have been open sooner but it took four days to warm and condition the water, as well as to balance pool chemicals and heat the water.

Pool staff first identified leakage problems more than four weeks ago. The culprit was thought to be perimeter grouting and a new material was installed. The problem persisted though after the work was finished.

At its peak, the pool was losing 1.5 cubic metres of water per hour, which would equate to a complete water change every month.

On another repair front, the availability of parts has delayed the installation of the new underground power service. This work will be completed at a later date, during the night between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., at a time when the facility is normally closed.

The existing pool won’t be replaced by a new facility any time soon, Kenny said.

“It is an expensive option that is currently out of reach, consequently we will continue to ensure that the aquatic centre is well maintained and operational for continued enjoyment by city residents,” Kenny said.

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