Sunset Empire Park and Recreation Department announced the pool opening will be delayed one more week and will reopen Monday, Dec. 11, at 5:45 a.m. The pool has been closed since late October.
The delay comes as a result of longer than expected maintenance repairs, according to Darren Gooch, IT and marketing manager for the district. Repairs include plaster of the main lap pool, replacing the metal-halide lighting with energy-efficient fixtures and reconfiguration of the men’s locker room.
The resurfacing, which hasn’t been done since the pool’s opening in 1976, is budgeted at $80,000. The other repairs are about $35,000.
The district will also replace the fiberglass pools sand filter tank, which began showing signs of stress months and needs replacement, according to district Executive Director Skyler Archibald.