Two-year-old Demetrius learns to swim with the help of his mother Dawn Van Patten. (Dan Ferguson photo)

Aldergrove welcomes back its new community pool

Starting bright and early Thursday, swimmers will finally be able to take a dip.

After nearly two months of no pool, Aldergrove is finally able to take the plunge.

Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre’s (ACUCC) leisure pool was shut down for routine maintenance on April 1. During that time, it was discovered the pool had surface-sticking issues.

That delayed the scheduled April 29 reopening. But, as of last Thursday, the pool is now back in working order, confirmed Rob Star, the Township deputy director of parks and recreation.

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Warrantied contractors, tradespeople, and architects were brought in to help tackle the issue of the uppermost layer of the pool basin cracking and visibly flaking off, he explained. Stare noted that the concrete base layer of the pool has remained intact.

It was May long weekend the canopied Pacific Area – which includes a lap pool, hot tub, and sauna – were reopened along with the centre’s Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience water park.

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Since then, aquatic hours have varied and costs have dropped as the leisure pool was fenced off and remained closed.

The Township believes they’ve finally found a long-term solution for upkeep of the pool, said Councillor Bob Long.

“They have fixed the issue permanently,” Long admitted, a reality corroborated by ACCCUC recreation supervisor Nicole Longhi.

“The way they’ve applied the new product means this situation will not happen again next year,” Long added.

RELATED: ‘Perplexing’ new problem delays Aldergrove pool reopening

Martin Jonker and his three-year-old granddaughter, Camila Duffles, took a dip in the liesure pool Monday, taking full advantage of the pool floaties and noodles.

The leisure pool is a part of an aquatic area first unveiled last June, as a part of Aldergrove’s multi-million dollar community centre.

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