The popular leisure pool has been closed since September after a leak was discovered. (Western News file photo)

The popular leisure pool has been closed since September after a leak was discovered. (Western News file photo)

Penticton’s leisure pool is back open

A leak shut the popular pool down in September

Just in time for the holidays, Penticton’s popular leisure pool is back open again and already being well used, said city staff.

The Penticton Community Centre had to shut down the leisure pool, lazy river and waterslide in September when a leak was discovered underneath the pool.

“As part of the annual closure [in August], leaks were identified in the leisure pool sumps,” said Anthony Haddad, the city’s general manager of community services.

The city was able to get a contractor to undertake the work for a cost of approximately $12,000.

It took some time to identify the locations of the leak and to find the contractor and materials up on-site, Haddad said. “We had the pool closed for a little longer than anticipated, but the repairs were completed by mid-November.”

The leisure pool has been back open for the past couple of weeks. “It’s great to see the facility back up and running and well used. We certainly appreciate the community’s patience with the extended closure,” he added.

No programming was impacted during the closure. The recreation team was able to move the programs into the main pool during the closure.

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