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Pool reopens after two week closure


Orin Pierson / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Aquatic Center reopened Wednesday following a two week closure caused by a fire in the boilers' wiring.

The Petersburg Aquatic Center is back up and running after an electrical fire knocked out its two boilers.

Parks and Recreation Director Donn Hayes said a fire in the boilers' wiring on May 27 left them inoperable, forcing closure of the pool.

It reopened on Wednesday as one boiler is again running and water temperatures have risen to mandated levels.

Hayes said a technician from the manufacturers of the boilers came in to examine both. He was able to rebuild one and get it back online.

"It's been running since Saturday morning," Hayes said. "We'll continue to monitor it to make sure it's...

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