North Peace Leisure Pool might get upgrades

You might see some changes this year at the North Peace Leisure Pool.

The pool’s Commission released its completed study on Wednesday, which contained some immediate recommendations.

Councilors Don Irwin and Dan Davies, along with Facilities Manager Steve McLian, and Pool Manager Karin Carlson, presented the study at the North Peace Leisure Pool.

The Commission chose to focus on several actions this year, including an upgrade to the change rooms.

Carlson says the community asked for more private washrooms, for seniors and people with disabilities. She says with the upgrade, multi-gendered people can enter the same bathroom.

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The other actions include converting the pool’s disinfection system, remediation of steel structural elements, the replacement of stairs to the waterslide platform, and the continued correction of ventilation issues.

Councilor Irwin says the upgrades have already been factored into this year’s capital budget, and that money will be taken from the reserves if need be.

He says the pool might be temporarily shut down sometime this year, to accommodate the upgrades. All of these upgrades are subject to the approval of the Commission, scheduled for later this year.

There are several other recommendations in the report, but the Commission says those could occur over the next few years.

This includes relocating the gymnastics team to the Kids Arena, and re-commissioning the old pool infrastructure to make it operational again.

To view the report, click on the attachement.

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