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Discovery of Cracked Deck Delays Centennial Pool Reopening

March 1, 2019
Work has begun to repair a crack running the length of the north deck at Centennial Pool. Discovery of the crack has delayed reopening of the pool, which has been closed since mid-August.

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City information about the status of Longmont’s Centennial Swimming Pool is available at tinyurl.com/yaxs2vmu

Discovery of a crack in the pool deck at Centennial Swimming Pool has added another delay to the reopening of the facility that has already been closed for repairs for more than six months.

City staff in a Feb. 21 posting on the Centennial Pool website — tinyurl.com/yaxs2vmu — said when the pool deck was being cleaned, “water began pouring into the pump room” from the crack.

The engineer who performed the structural integrity report of the diving well “has been consulted,” staff stated.

An estimated timeline for that latest repairs was estimated at two to four weeks in the posting.

Jeff Friesner, Longmont’s recreation and golf services manager, was unavailable Thursday for an update of that Feb. 21 status posting.

The city closed the indoor pool at 1201 Alpine St. in mid-August after a faulty sump pump caused flooding that significantly damaged the pool’s electrical system.

After months of getting damage assessments and cost estimates and proceeding with the repairs, city officials in a Feb. 6 posting announced that new sump pumps were up and working and that all mechanical and electrical work was scheduled to be completed that week.

At that point, concrete work to the diving well wall would have to be completed before the pool could be filled with water, officials said.

But “we are still hoping for the best-case scenario, which has Centennial Pool opening late February or early March,” staff said in that Feb. 6 update.

On Feb. 21, staff announced that concrete repairs to the diving well had been completed but that the crack in the pool deck had been discovered.

Contact Staff Writer John Fryar at 303-684-5211 or jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc