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Aquatic Park Closure

Aquatic Park Closure

Posted on: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 10:04

Westside’s Aquatic Park will be closed for major scheduled maintenance from August 27 to October 7, 2018.

We are committed to providing our members and patrons with high quality facilities. Regular scheduled maintenance ensures all facilities are safe, secure and clean for our guests to fully enjoy. Major aquatic maintenance requires a full closure of the Aquatic Park. We recognize this may cause inconvenience and will do our best to provide alternatives during this time.

Pool Shutdown Q&A

Why does this aquatic shutdown take so long?

It takes several days to empty the pools before maintenance can begin, weeks for the planned major maintenancework to be completed, and several days again to refill and heat pools once the work is complete.  The shutdown is planned for the shortest time period possible, considering the work that will be done.

Why can’t this kind of work be done throughout the year?

Regular maintenance work is done in the pool area throughout the year and during shorter shutdown periods.  Major maintenance work can only be done when the facility is empty for an extended period of time.

What kind of work is being done during the pool shutdown?

Some of the work includes installing a state-of-the-art new filtration system to maintain the highest water quality, replacing our current lighting with LED for energy efficiency, tile and grout replacement, waterslide sealing and maintenance work, deep cleaning.

Why is the shutdown happening at this time of year?

There really is no perfect time to be closed, but this time of year works best for scheduling around aquatic programs, swimming lesson sessions.

What are the alternatives for those who want to go swimming?

There are a number of pools around the city that will be open during this time:

  • Visit calgary.ca for more information and full list of City of Calgary facilities
  • Visit ymcacalgary.org for information and a list of YMCA Calgary facilities

Is there anything else guests can do at Westside?

Yes! Westside offers many different facilities and drop-in programs, all included with the price of admission or membership.  Why not try something new?  For more information, visit westsiderec.com and click on Facility Activities.

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