Fort St. John residents will have to wait another two weeks to use the North Peace Leisure Pool.
The pool closure has been extended until July 19 after more delays in the renovations that began in April, and were originally scheduled to last only six weeks.
Manager of the North Peace Leisure Pool Karin Carlson, says they’ve experienced lots of shipping delays.
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Originally the pool was supposed to open this Saturday, but Wednesday staff decided to extend the closure.
Carlson believes the pool will have to tighten its remaining 2010 budget in order to make up for the extended closure and the lost revenue.
Renovations and upgrades are being done to the change rooms, sauna, steam room, diving boards, and pool, including a new system to sterilize the pool water, so less chlorine will be necessary.