Oy vey! Who would have thought that the city’s only public outdoor pool would be closed less than week after opening for the summer?

Outdoor pool still closed as city searches for leak

Campbell River's only public outdoor pool closed just a few days after opening for the summer season

The Centennial Park outdoor pool remains closed as the city continues to investigate the cause of a serious leak.

“Our maintenance contractor and staff have been working to get the pool open again since a leak was first noticed (last) Friday,” said Ross Milnthorp, the city’s general manager of parks, recreation and culture, in a news release. “Unfortunately, the age of the pool contributes to the challenge of finding the leak.”

Milnthorp said the city is working to narrow down which areas of the 52-year-old pool are most likely to be the source of the leak and combing through all possibilities, methodically investigating using in-pipe video and pressurization techniques.

The city will continue to issue updates on the pool’s status via its website and Facebook page.

The pool will remain closed until the source of the leak is determined and repaired.

“We appreciate the patience of all our customers – families, swim teams, schools and the people who book the pool for private rentals, and we encourage swimmers to enjoy water fun at the pool at Strathcona Gardens as we work to find and repair the leak,” Milnthorp adds.

The pool was constructed by the Rotary Club and turned over to the municipality in 1960.

It was completely renovated several years ago.