Swimmers who have missed the Aquaplex can breathe a sigh of relief, and hopefully take a dip in less than two weeks.
The Town of Drumheller announced today, November 30, that repairs to Aquaplex have been completed.
“Pool staff will be cleaning the pool over the weekend. They will also leave some water in the pool to test the repair,” explained Julia Fielding, communications officer for the Town of Drumheller. “If there is no leak they will begin filling the pool.”
The Aquaplex has been closed for about a month after one of the drain structures at the deep end of the pool had split, causing a leak. The crack had been caused by the drain slumping due to a loss of support underneath.
The contractor has poured the concrete slurry under the damaged drain and the damage to the drain has been repaired. These were covered under warranty.
“We are aiming to open the pool at the beginning of the week of December 10 if all goes well,” added Darren Goldthorpe, manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture. “Thank you for your patience, staff are working hard to get the pool open as soon as possible.”