Saturday, June 15, 2024

Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool closing for two months this summer for facility upgrades


Although the timing may inconvenience some, it’s to allow for necessary upgrades at a popular community pool in Oak Bay.

In a notice posted online, it has been confirmed the Oak Bay Recreation Centre pool will be closed to allow facility upgrades over the summer.

From July 1st until September 2nd, all pool services, such as swimming lessons, public swims, and Aquafit sessions, will be unavailable.

According to a media release, the shutdown is necessary in order to upgrade the pool dehumidifier and air handling system. 

The installation of the dehumidifier will improve the air quality inside the facility while also supporting the long-term sustainability of the building’s infrastructure.

Additionally, they’re going to take the opportunity to do their usual repair and refinishing—which will include some upgrades to the sauna and steam rooms.

Oak Bay Recreation Centre notes that the work from this shutdown won’t necessarily be visually noticeable, but the upgrades to the air handling systems are needed to support a healthy environment for all of your needs.

The Oak Bay Recreation Centre  weight room as well ast the weight room at the Henderson Recreation Centre will remain open during this period. 

If you are in possession of an active time-sensitive membership at Oak Bay Recreation, your memberships will still be accepted at the other regional recreation centre pools. 

This includes Saanich Commonwealth Place, Gordon Head Recreation Centre, Panorama Recreation Centre, Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Crystal Pool, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre and SEAPARC.

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