Aquatic Centre back up and running by Thursday

By Greg Higgins
July 13, 2016 - 12:02pm Updated: July 13, 2016 - 12:58pm

Local swimmers may be pleased to hear they’ll be able to hit the wave pool and water slides very soon.

The lazy river, water slide and wave pool at the Aquatic Centre in North Battleford have been shut down for nearly a dozen days due to a broken pump. The pump broke on Sunday, July 3, because the impeller that cycles and treats the water malfunctioned and had to be replaced.

Candace Dustan, program manager, said it has been a rough week with half the centre shut down.

“We are very excited to have things back-up and running soon,” Dustan said. “It impacted lessons the most. We tried to get everyone into the lane pool but it didn’t work with the preschool lessons. Knowing that we wouldn’t be operational we ended up cancelling the preschool lessons.”

The Aquatic Centre offered credit to those affected by the cancellations or an option to move to another set of lessons this summer.

Seton Winterholt, facilities manager, said the part arrived late Tuesday night and has been installed. The water will be cycled today and overnight to make sure it is safe for swimmers tomorrow morning.  

Greg Higgins is battlefordsNOW's city municipal affairs and health reporter. He can be reached at [email protected] or tweet him @realgreghiggins. Concerns regarding this story can be addressed to News Director Geoff Smith at 306-446-6397.

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