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Pool to gradually reopen starting June 8

Posted by Amanda Kirby-Sheppard on May 30, 2017 in Current News

We are pleased to announce that after extensive investigation, the sources of the leaks in the Dalplex pool have been temporarily repaired and we are planning to gradually reopen starting Thursday, June 8.

Initially, only the deep end will reopen as additional repair work is required in the shallow end. Limited swim times will be available at first, with a plan to gradually phase-in additional activity. More information on the pool schedule, including lane swimming times, is expected to be available by the afternoon of June 6. (Please be aware that prior to June 8, the Dalhousie Tigers varsity swim teams will have access to the pool in order to assist with the rigorous testing of the deep end repairs.)

We recognize the impact the pool’s extended closure has had on the aquatic community and greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we have worked through a very complicated facility issue.

It is important to note that these repairs are not a permanent solution. The repairs took almost five months to identify and complete because of the complexity of the issues that were discovered including leaking pipes, and hairline cracks. The repairs will need continuing maintenance, which will require future closures. Monitoring of the water levels and water quality will be ongoing and planned closures for thorough inspections will be scheduled every 3-4 months.

The university is committed to exploring longer-term alternatives, and to keeping the pool open while this important work continues in the months ahead.

Please be aware that if your membership was temporarily frozen due to the pool closure, your membership will be reactivated when the pool reopens. Our Customer Service staff members are available to answer your questions, however information pertaining to individual membership freeze credit time will not be available until June 8.

Looking for more information about the gradual reopening or the repairs? Please download our list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Temporary Pool Schedule: June 8-11

Temporary Pool Schedule: June 12-18 (updated June 9)