Kimberley Aquatic Centre re-opens Monday

Pool has been closed since a water main break flooded the electrical/pump room in April

Kimberley residents have been eagerly waiting for news on when the Aquatic Centre will re-open.

Great news for the those who have been missing the Kimberley Aquatic Centre — it will re-open on Monday, August 8.

City of Kimberley CAO Scott Sommerville said Wednesday that the pool was full of water but one of the pumps did not operate properly during commissioning tests. He estimated it would take a couple of days to have the pump replaced then there was  a final test to pass with Interior Health.

When it opens, the Aquatic Centre will be offering additional toonie swims and community-sponsored free swims

Weekend hours will be expanded into the evening by an hour. The new hours of operation will be 10 am-5 pm on Saturdays and 1 pm–8 pm on Sundays.

The Aquatic Centre will re-open with a soft start, meaning not all programming will be available in August. Please check the schedule on the City’s website. Regularly scheduled programs will resume in September.

The Aquatic Centre has been closed since April 21 when corroded restraints broke and allowed the six inch water main to shift, filling  the Electrical/Pump room in the basement of the Kimberley Aquatic Centre to the ceiling within minutes.

Damage was estimated at $200,000 by the insurance company.

The City of Kimberley thanks all of the users of the Aquatic Centre for their patience.

 

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