Pool Shutdown

Shutdown is now complete for 2017!

Pool Shutdown is an important part of the annual cycle of our Aquatic Facility. While one month out of service may be an inconvenience for many, this month keeps your pool healthy and functional and helps reduce maintenance related service impacts throughout the year. 

While our facility is closed, our neighbours in Edson, Jasper and Grande Cache will honour your passes for entrance to their facilities. Find information on their programs by clicking the following hyperlinks: Jasper Fitness and Aquatic Centre, Repsol Place (Edson), Grande Cache Aquatic Centre.

To help our residents understand what is taken care of during shut down, please view the images and descriptions below, which provide insight into what actions we take.

Preparing to acid wash the play pool basin as main pool drains

Preparing to acid wash the play pool basin as main pool drains.

Lifeguard(s) prepare acid solution to de-scale the pool bottoms.

Lifeguard(s) prepare acid solution to de-scale the pool bottoms.

 Lifeguard(s) prepare acid solution to de-scale the pool bottoms.

Contact Us

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    Aquatics Supervisor


    Email

    Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre
    805 Switzer Drive
    Hinton, AB T7V 1V1

    Info Line with up to the minute schedules:
    780.865.6066

    Speak to a Live Customer Service Agent (9 am-9 pm)
    780-865-4412

    Pool Hours


    Swim Schedule

Two lifeguards spread the acid solution as two others scrub to remove scale.

Two lifeguards spread the acid solution as two others scrub to remove scale.
A lifeguard works to clean the mermaid filters for the main pool. They are then inspected for cracks

A lifeguard works to clean the mermaid filters for the main pool. They are then inspected for cracks. Any filters that are damaged are replaced.

Main Pool drained and ready to be acid washed. The seam will also be inspected and replaced. Some tile and grout touch ups are to follow.

Main Pool drained and ready to be acid washed. The seam will also be inspected and replaced. Some ti

All deck drains must be removed for cleaning and flushing. This procedure is performed twice throughout shutdown.

All deck drains must be removed for cleaning and flushing. This procedure is performed twice through
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Other Important Items Carried Out:

  • All acid lines in the mechanical room have been pulled out and replaced.
  • All mermaid filters (12) have been removed from the main pool filter pit. Both the filter jackets and filters have been cleaned, inspected and replaced with new ones if required.
  • Sand filters (2 - play pool and hot tub) have been emptied and will be cleaned this week. New sand will arrive next week.
  • Viewing area and first aid room floors have been deep cleaned, buffed and waxed.
  • The backstroke hand grips on the main pool starting blocks have been removed and sent away to be recoated.
  • Pool policies and procedures are being reviewed and amended to ensure compliance with Lifesaving and AHS standards.

Lifeguard inspects the inside of the play pool sand filter. New sand is here and will go in this week.

lifeguard inspects the inside of the play pool sand filter. New sand is here and will go in this wee
Scaffolding and ladders up to clean and paint the exterior of all the duct work. The insides were cl

Scaffolding and ladders up to clean and paint the exterior of all the duct work. The insides were cleaned as well.

Lifeguard preps the change room floor surfaces to buff off hard water stains and calcium build up.

lifeguard preps the change room floor surfaces to buff off hard water stains and calcium build up.
time for the buffer!

Time for the buffer!

More Important Tasks Being Carried Out:

  • Change room lockers, doors and frames, shoe racks and storage bins have all received a new coat of paint.
  • Steam room has been re-grouted and sealed.
  • Pool pumps and boilers have been inspected and serviced
  • Chemicals have arrived for balancing the pool water.
Lifeguards restring and crimp lane ropes in preparation for fall programming.

Lifeguards restring and crimp lane ropes in preparation for fall programming.

A Lifeguard passes filters down to a maintenance worker.

A Lifeguard passes filters down to a maintenance worker.
Care is taken when placing the filters into their holders - a filter that sustains a crack can be de

Care is taken when placing the filters into their holders - a filter that sustains a crack can be devastating to the filtration system.

Filters are then tightened and secured in place.

Filters are then tightened and secured in place.
When the pit begins to fill, so does the pool! It may look a little green right now, but when the wa

Once all the filters are in place, and the main pool basin has been inspected, we can start filling the filter pit.

When the pit begins to fill, so does the pool! It may look a little green right now, but when the water is heated and the chemicals are added we will have it sparkling!

When the pit begins to fill, so does the pool! It may look a little green right now, but when the wa
When the pit begins to fill, so does the pool! It may look a little green right now, but when the wa

Time to add sand into our sand filters. Here a lifeguard cuts the first bag to be added. These two vessels filter the play pool and hot tub.

Time to add sand into our sand filters. Here a lifeguard cuts the first bag to be added. These two v
Time to add sand into our sand filters. Here a lifeguard cuts the first bag to be added. These two v

Once the sand has been added to the filters, the vessels are cleaned of all debris and bacteria using a special solution. The solution sits for 12 hours before filtration can begin.

Pool shutdown is now complete for 2017. Thank you for your patience as we carried out these and other maintenance tasks!