There will be no public pool access in the City of Grande Prairie until October 22nd, with the Aquatera Outdoor Pool officially closing for the season on Monday, September 25th.
The city’s outdoor pool opened back in June during the city’s Here Comes Summer event. Throughout the season, 15,675 visitors used the pool, with roughly 577 people taking advantage of the pool’s free access for Here Comes Summer, Canada Day, and Alberta Day.
Mayor Jackie Clayton says thanks to the weather cooperating, the facility could stay open a few extra weeks to help fill the need during the extended aquatics maintenance at the Eastlink Centre.
“We want to thank residents for spending their summer creating memories with us at the Aquatera Outdoor Pool this season, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back next year!”
The pool closure is said to be a proactive measure to help protect the infrastructure with cooler overnight temperatures. The closure is meant to ensure enough time for the city to complete the pool year-end shutdown procedures and any required repairs.
The Eastlink Centre aquatics area has been closed since September 5th for both annual maintenance as well as work that falls under a 10 year maintenance schedule and hasn’t been done since the facility opened.