Leak found in community pool


January 23, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The lap pool was drained down to six feet of water, just below the pool lights, to determine if the leak was occurring in a light conduit.

Parks and Recreation has pinpointed the leak in the community pool to a light conduit after draining the pool down to about six feet of water, just below the light.

Several inspections proved that the source of the leak was located somewhere in the pool, instead of in a pipe that feeds into the pool. It was determined that water wasn't escaping through a valve at the bottom of the tank, so Parks and Rec decided to lower the water level to a point just below the lights in the pool. As of Wednesday afternoon, the water level in the pool hasn't dropped since the waterline was brought below the...

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