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City of Penticton continues to seek a solution to leaking leisure pool

Penticton's Community Center leisure pool remains empty almost a month after its' scheduled reopening, following discovery of leaks in three of the pool's five drains.
October 05, 2015 - 1:00 PM

PENTICTON -  City staff and professional engineers continue to seek a solution to the Penticton Community Centre leisure pools leaky drains.

The pool was scheduled to reopen following a summer closure to replace slippery deck tiles around the leisure and main pools on Sept. 14, but as staff was refilling the leisure pool, a leak was detected.

The leisure pool has been closed since then, as city workers and professionals, including structural engineers, work to resolve the problem.

“The solution has yet to be determined,” Penticton recreation manager Lori Mullin says. "We’re anxiously looking at when we can reopen, but that will depend on what option is chosen to fix the problem."

She says it takes three days to refill, treat and bring the water up to temperature.

City of Penticton communications officer Simone Blais says city staff identified cracks in three of the pool’s five fibreglass drains. She says staff and professionals are working on the best solution to fix the problem, but have not yet identified what that option will be.

As yet, there is no timeline for the pool’s reopening.

“We want to get the public back into the pool as soon as possible,” she says. “As soon as we have more information, we’ll be passing it on."

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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