Leisure pool now operational

After weeks of repairs, the Recreation Penticton team is thrilled to announce the Leisure Pool is now operational.

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After weeks of repairs, the Recreation Penticton team is thrilled to announce the Leisure Pool is now operational.

“We know how much the community values the Penticton Community Centre services, especially those for children, and we want to thank everyone for their patience as these necessary repairs were completed,” said Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “We want to join the staff in welcoming back all of our customers back to the Leisure Pool.”

The pool was closed in August when cracks were discovered after the surface tiles were replaced. Simone Blais, communication officer for the City of Penticton, said the city will not be on the hook to pay for the repairs.

“The original construction architect and professionals are absorbing the cost,” she said adding that the total cost for the repair was not available yet. “It did require a fair bit of work because they are custom made drains.”

Customer appreciation programs will continue with a “Shop locally” theme next week, giving away information prize packs with information about local shops in Downtown Penticton. People can enter to win $60 in Downtown Penticton Dollars and an “I Heart Penticton” T-shirt.

The following week (Dec. 7 to 11), the Penticton Community Centre will get festive with giveaways, and people can enter to win a decorated Christmas tree, courtesy of the Downtown Penticton Association.

“Our customers have been patient so we are very thankful that they have been supportive throughout this process and we want to welcome them back. It has been a little tougher on the younger children because they were finding the bigger pool cold,” said Blais. “I have actually received several emails today saying ‘this is so awesome’ and their five year old can’t wait to get back in the pool. It is nice to see this amenity is valued and an important part of people’s routines. We are so happy that it is back.”

For more information about programs and hours of operation, visit www.penticton.ca/recreation.

 

 

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