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Pool reopens following three-week closure


February 6, 2020

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The Viking Swim Club was back in the water practicing again Wednesday afternoon. While the pool was closed, the team was maintaining their fitness by exercising in the gym.

Park and Recreation's aquatic center has reopened to the Petersburg School District, Viking Swim Club and the public this week, but repairs are still being made to the heating system.

On Monday morning, the temperature in the lap pool was 81 degrees and the temperature in the leisure pool was 91.5 degrees, said Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht at an assembly meeting Monday. While the water temperature was warm enough to swim in, the air in the aquatic center is only 79 degrees.

"Seventy-nine sounds pretty warm, but when the water is 81 and you're talking about little ones who have to get i...

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