Redmond Pool expected to re-open in late October
September 22, 2010 · Updated 11:35 AM
The Redmond Pool at Hartman Park is in the last stage of its needed repairs and the City of Redmond plans to re-open the pool in late October, according to Mark Hickok, the City of Redmond's Recreation Division assistant manager, who is supervising the pool repairs.
After the pool reopens, the first priority of WAVE Aquatics, the new pool operator, is to begin lap swimming and the swim teams. Following in the next few weeks will be a variety of programs for the community. WAVE is very familiar with community pools and currently operates the Juanita Pool.
The final pool construction projects are scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 27. The city has contracted for new drains to be installed, required by federal regulations; the pool chemically washed; new lane lines painted; fiberglass stairs repaired; new filters installed and generally get the pool into shape for water.
"You will see a dramatic difference," Hickok said of the renovated pool.
Once these projects are complete, the pool will be filled with water and all the systems restarted. The normal time frame for pool chemicals to balance is one week. After all has proved to operate smoothly, the pool will re-open.
"There is a light at the end of the tunnel," Hickok said. "We are all looking forward to opening this pool."
The City of Redmond continues to provide regular updates on its Web site at www.redmond.gov and hotline at (425) 556-2375.