Thursday, June 24, 2010
Redmond Pool at Hartman Park will remain closed to evaluate and make repairs
All 70 pool filters require replacing. They are ordered, but the City has been informed they are on back-order and will be available for installation in about three weeks. The City hired a plumbing contractor to work on the deck drains, gutters and other pool equipment. In addition, two pumps for the main pool drain will be replaced.
The pool ventilation system was evaluated and is in need of major service including parts replacement. City facilities staff is power washing the concrete deck and restrooms and will also be performing repairs to the pool deck.
The City set up a Redmond Pool Hotline at 425-556-2375 for residents to learn the latest developments in the repairs.
“We certainly understand how anxious people are to have the pool reopen,” stated Sandra Bettencourt, Recreation Division Manager for the City. “To do so, we are working on several fronts at once. The repairs are continuing, we are responding to calls from people needing information and we will soon tender a bid to hire a new pool operator. Our goal is to open as soon as it is safe to do so.”
City of Redmond press release, 6/24/2010