News from Kamloops

Feb 13, 2015

Westsyde Pool Closed for Roof Repair

Kamloops, B.C. – Over the last couple of weeks with the thaw, the City of Kamloops has been monitoring Westyde Pool roof due to some moisture issues. The City has retained RDH Building & Engineering to investigate the situation. The interior cedar ceiling panels have started to sag and the pool will be closed effective 4:00 pm today until further notice to remove the panels. While the panels are off, the City will undertake a complete roof assessment and determine what further action, if any, is required. The issue pertains to the pool area only and the fitness facility will remain open.

City staff will contact swim lesson registrants to discuss available options. Westsyde Pool pass holders will be able to access the Canada Games Aquatic Centre during the pool closure. For status updates on the temporary closure of Westsyde Pool please refer to www.kamloops.ca/swim or call 250-828-3616 during business hours.

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Media Contact:
Byron McCorkell Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services
City of Kamloops
250-828-8998
bmccorkell@kamloops.ca