Community pool closed all week


January 16, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Parks and Recreation had the pool covered Wednesday afternoon to help retain the pool's heat and conserve energy. Despite the pool being closed to the public, Facilities Supervisor Stephanie Payne said the pool is still being heated. If the temperature in the pool were to drop, it would take a considerable amount of time and energy to reheat the water.

The community lap pool is closed this week due to an above average amount of water being pumped into the pool to maintain regular water levels.

Parks and Recreation Facilities Supervisor Stephanie Payne said the cause of the phenomenon is unknown at this time. A pool dye kit has been ordered that may help staff determine what has been causing the pool to need extra water to keep it at capacity. Payne said she first noticed the problem late last week.

Parks and Recreation made the decision to close down the pool to cut back on heating costs. The additional water that is being pumped into th...

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