Ailing Crystal Pool closed for annual maintenance

Upgrades will be made along with regular maintenance routine

  • Dec. 4, 2011 1:00 p.m.

It happens every year, but this Christmas season the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will undergo some targeted upgrades along with its annual maintenance program.

The centre will be closed from Dec. 5 to Jan 15 for a new coat of paint, some concrete repairs and accessibility improvements, upgrades to the fire alarm system and pool pumps will be done to comply with a recent audit of the facility.

The centre is a the end of its useful life. A report completed in July identified specific safety concerns and advised the pool must be replaced or substantially rehabilitated.

Council has committed not to close the facility and will decide on a course of action early in the new year.

Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre passes will be honoured at recreation centres in the Capital Region during the closure.