CITY TO COMPLETE ANNUAL POOL MAINTENANCE JULY 28 TO AUGUST 11, 2019

July 30, 2019

 

CITY TO COMPLETE ANNUAL POOL MAINTENANCE

JULY 28 TO AUGUST 11, 2019

JULY 26TH, 2019 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City would like to remind residents that the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre annual pool maintenance shut down will take place from Sunday, July 28th at 12:00 PM to Sunday, August 11th.   During this time, the pool and pool areas will not be available to the public; however, the fitness centre, elders’ room, multipurpose room and Big Racks Pita Shack will remain open.

The annual pool maintenance closure is essential for extending the life of the swimming pool and equipment, reducing the likelihood of program interruptions due to mechanical failure and ensuring a safe environment for all staff and guests.

While the pool water is on a closed system and the water is filtered, disinfected and recirculated, the annual pool maintenance shut down requires that the pool water drained as the water is saturated with mineral deposits after prolonged use and treatment.  The City is mindful of the water supply shortage and will be recovering the water drained from the pools to be reused in various applications including dust control on roads and for sewage pipe blasting.

The City would like to remind residents to continue to be water wise. Reduce your water usage, be aware of the water you use and consider ways to use less. Talk to your family and members of your household about saving water. To learn more about water conservation, please visit www.iqaluit.ca

 

For additional information, please contact:

MEDIA RELATIONS

RUBINA HOQUE

A/ COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

CITY OF IQALUIT

R.HOQUE@CITY.IQALUIT.NU.CA