The Northside Swim Center Pool will reopen on Friday, 6/19/15 for Open Swim at 11 a.m. Thank you for your patience as we sorted out our mechanical repairs.
Along with a pump diffuser not functioning properly, RFPRA maintenance workers discovered the pump’s impeller was also malfunctioning when they were working to repair the pump on Tuesday.
“There wasn’t any way we could have known that until we took it apart to fix it,” said Todd Wofford, RFPRA Parks Superintendent. “We’re shocking the pool now, and the new part should be here (Wednesday) morning.”
Originally, pool staff thought it was just the pump’s diffuser that was causing the issue. Once both new parts are installed, the repaired pump will be run around the clock to clear the water before the pool can be reopened, Wofford said.
Wofford explained that chemically, there is nothing wrong with the pool and the deficiencies are purely mechanical and easily fixed, a sentiment echoed by Shawn Schumacher, RFPRA Program Coordinator.
“The water was clear and the pool was functional yesterday,” Schumacher said. “The pool’s not getting enough water flow right now, and that’s why we have to close. When the pump is working and the water is flowing again, it will be fine.”
RFPRA will notify the public when the pool is ready to be reopened. Those who had reservations should call Schumacher at 706-728-8952 to reschedule.
The Northside Swim Center Pool is checked for maintenance three times daily, and the pump started malfunctioning Monday night. Temporarily closing the pool is essential for RFPRA to continue providing the community with top-notch facilities to meet their recreational needs.
Normal operational Open Swim hours are from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $5, and pool pass information can be found here. Individual pool passes are $50 and pass for a family of five is $200.
Passes, swimming lessons and more pool information can be found at RFPRA.com or at 706-291-0766.