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Leisure pool to close for repairs

Pool deck being resurfaced to address safety concerns
(North Peace Leisure Pool)

The newly refurbished North Peace Leisure Pool will be closed for a week starting this weekend.

According to a City of Fort St. John release Monday, it’s being done over safety concerns.

"Since opening, there have been several slips and fall incidents that require immediate remediation to prevent further accidents," said the release.

“During the shutdown in the fall, we grinded down the pool deck surface, repainted it, but the [new] paint has made the deck very slippery,” explained director of community services, Karin Carlson.

“We’re going to shut down the pool, re-paint it, and then use an additive to give it a rougher surface.”

The pool will be closed Sat., Dec. 3, once the Inconnu swim meet is complete, re-opening to the public the following Saturday, Dec. 10.

Work will also continue on getting the hot tub up and running.

The city is expected to give a progress report sometime next week.

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