A faulty sump pump caused considerable damage to Longmont’s Centennial Swimming Pool, closing the both the pool and the building until further notice, city officials announced Friday afternoon.
An initial assessment determined the damage to equipment and electrical service at the facility at 1201 Alpine St. was significant enough that the facility will be without electricity for several weeks, the city stated in a news release.
The sump pump failed earlier this week, during preparation for the annual closure of the pool for routine cleaning and maintenance, and flooded the mechanical room with more than 5 feet of water.
After the water was drained, an inspection revealed the extent of the damage.
Because of the complexity of the electrical system, a coordinated evaluation effort will be completed between the electrician, electrical engineer and the city’s insurance adjuster.
After the evaluation is complete, it is it will take several weeks for the city’s insurance provider to prepare the estimated cost of repairs and a time frame for when the pool can reopen.
In an effort to continue swimming services, the city’s Recreation Division will keep Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Ave., open until early October. It originally was scheduled to close Sept. 3.
The Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road, was scheduled to be closed for annual maintenance the week of Aug. 26, but instead of a full closure, the center’s leisure pool will close for two days. The lap pool at the Recreation Center will not close.
The Recreation Center gym will be closed for basketball court curtain replacement and floor resurfacing the week of August 26.
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