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Twenty-four hour closure for wave pool and slide as test results await

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“We’ll know more on Tuesday whether we can open it,” Chair of the Pool Commission, Arthur Hadland said. “We do have to be sure that we have solved the problems, so that’s what we’re doing right now.”

Hadland says one of the contributing factors to these issues may be associated with the age of the facility.

“It’s a little over its half-life, so it seems like we’re running into all kinds of little fix-it problems that prop up with time.”

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Hadland adds, “They discovered two leaks; one at the bottom of the slide, and one off the other side of the pool.”

Hadland goes on to say parts of the facility are remaining closed for the next 24 hours to ensure additional problems won’t arise in the near future.

“They’re not looking for leaks; they’re looking to make sure that the stability [is] in the water levels and so far it is,” Hadland said. “If you go into the pool right now, you can see that it is quite functional but we’re just going through this test.”

Handland says the effect of this on-going closure should remain minimal to the public.

“Right now, the lap pool is open and functional, and we’ve been able to accommodate the junior swim lessons and some of the other activities we have.”

It is expected the city will release more information tomorrow in regard to whether or not the wave pool and slide are again operational.

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