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Centennial Pool Closed Until Further Notice

Post Date:08/17/2018 2:31 PM

Update October 15, 2018:

Insurance is still evaluating the damage to the extensive electrical equipment. The window repairs performed the previous year and the building itself remains sound. The review process is moving forward and the building remains closed. All Centennial Pool programs and fitness classes will be offered on a modified scale at the Longmont Recreation Center.  For a complete schedule of program updates and general information, please see the Centennial Pool webpage.

For Immediate Release on August 17, 2018

A faulty sump pump caused considerable damage to the mechanical room at Centennial Pool resulting in the closure of the entire building until further notice.

An initial assessment has determined that damage to all equipment and electrical service is significant. It’s expected that the Centennial Pool facility, which includes the pool and fitness rooms, will be without electricity for several weeks.

Earlier this week, in preparation for the annual closure of the pool for routine cleaning and maintenance, the system’s sump pump failed and water flooded the mechanical room with more than five feet of water.  After the water was drained, the inspection revealed all the damage. Based on the complexity of the electrical system, a coordinated evaluation effort will be completed between the electrician, electrical engineer, and the insurance adjuster.  It will take several weeks for the insurance provider to prepare the estimated cost of repairs and a time frame for when the pool can reopen.

• In an effort to continue services, the City’s Recreation Division will keep Sunset Pool open until early October – it was originally scheduled to close September 3. 
• The Recreation Center was scheduled for the annual closure the week of August 26, instead of a full closure, the leisure pool will close for two days.
• The lap pool at the Rec Center will not close. 
• The Recreation Center gym will also be closed for basketball court curtain replacement and floor resurfacing the week of August 26.

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