The Terrace & District Aquatic Centre will be closed for one month starting September 2.
The closure of the centre is needed to finish tile and painting deficiencies left outstanding from the recent upgrade project, the city says. The Aquatic Centre had been closed for two years to complete an $8.8 million revitalization project and reopened again last November.
“The City will make every effort to minimize the closure time to keep the disruption experienced by our patrons to a minimum,” reads a city press release.
The repairs were not completed during construction to prevent additional delays in the centre’s reopening, the city says. The cost of the repairs is included in the city’s original budget for the rebuild.
“The tiling and paint is not damaged, they are works that didn’t get completed to the contract specifications of the recent upgrade,” says a city spokesperson.
Pass holders will be credited for the time the centre is closed. The city will also be hiring lifeguards to prepare for the facility’s eventual re-opening.
Last month, the city issued a request for proposals for another unrelated project to rebuild the steam sauna at the centre as many of its floor and wall tiles are in need of repair.
The city allocated $20,000 for repairs earlier this year during budget discussions as this project was not part of the pool’s rebuild. The work for this will also take place in September.