(Commonwealth pool / District of Saanich Twitter)

Just a heads up if you were planning to go to the Saanich Commonwealth Place Thursday night.

The facility will be undergoing a planned power outage starting Thursday, May 20th at 6 p.m. to replace a temporary generator with a new temporary transformer to power the facility.

Indoor programs have been cancelled due to the outage, however, outdoor programs are unaffected.

The recreation centre is expected to reopen with regular indoor programming Friday, May 21st.

Late last week, an unplanned power outage occurred due to a total transformer failure resulting in the facility being closed for two days.

An emergency mobile generator was installed to keep vital systems running since then.

With the installation of the temporary transformer, the generator will be removed and any noise disruption from the generator will stop.

“We want to thank our patrons and neighbours for their patience and understanding,” said SCP Manager Jennifer Jakobsen.

“We appreciate the support from the community as we continue our programming through this challenge.”

The temporary transformer is expected to be replaced with a permanent transformer which powers things such as the air handling, electrical, and pool filtration systems.

At that time there will be another planned outage for installation. More information will be shared when the timing is confirmed.

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