Pool closes for repairs

Vernon Aquatic Centre be closed for annual maintenance shutdown beginning on Monday and reopening Monday, Sept. 21

  • Aug. 21, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The Vernon Aquatic Centre will be closed for its annual maintenance shutdown beginning on Monday.

The facility will reopen Monday, Sept. 21.

The remainder of the Vernon Recreation Centre, including the Halina Seniors Centre, will remain open.

This year’s shutdown is scheduled to be four weeks long in order to allow for the removal of the old flooring system and installation of new tile flooring in the aquatic centre men’s, women’s and family change rooms.

“The removal of the old flooring system, preparation work and installation of the tiles is a time-consuming process, but the improvement in the participant experience and our ability to keep the facility clean will make the extra week worth the wait,” said Doug Ross, Director of Recreation Services.

In addition to the new tile flooring, work will include the painting of the leisure pool, preventative maintenance on pumps, air duct cleaning, touch up painting, minor maintenance and a major cleaning of the facility.

The fitness gym is awaiting shipment of four new pieces of equipment including Cybex leg extension, leg press and cable cross over stations and a Matrix squat rack.

This equipment in being installed to update and upgrade the equipment available to the public, improve accessibility for all age groups and improve safety.

Over the next four weeks a major maintenance project to replace the auditorium kitchen exhaust system will be started and the Dogwood Gym and Auditorium will have the floors waxed.

While all of this work is taking place the recreation centre bridge and entrance renovations will continue.

Visitors are reminded to utilize the parking lot off of 35th Avenue to the north and the Vernon Curling Club parking lot off of 39th Avenue on the south side of the complex, and to use the west entrance doors to access the recreation centre.