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Malfunctioning water filter closes Parkinson pool

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January 25, 2015 - 1:29 PM

KELOWNA – The slightly murky water forced the closure of the pool at the Parkinson Recreation Centre Sunday.

The main pool was closed Jan. 25 after a malfunctioning filter produced the cloudy water. While it wasn’t a health issue, it’s problematic if lifeguards can’t see through murk.

“Lifeguarding standards require a certain amount of water clarity which is not being met at this time,” aquatics coordinator Tyler Stringer says in a media release. “As a precaution, we’ve closed the main pool to the public until the problem is fixed.”

The good news is the hot pool and the children’s pool remain open.

Work to fix the fault filter began Sunday afternoon, but there’s not guarantee the main pool will reopen in time for Monday morning lane swimming.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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