The annual pool shutdown at the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre is scheduled from May 2 to June 30, 2022.
This year’s shutdown is taking place in spring, and for a longer duration than usual, due to there being no pool shutdown in 2021 and to accommodate the greater amount of work scheduled.
Some of this work requires warmer temperatures to complete, and additional planned preventative work needs to be completed to ensure service interruptions are limited going forward into the summer months.
Pool shutdown is an important part of the annual preventative maintenance cycle of our Aquatic Facility. This cycle keeps your pool healthy and functional and helps reduce maintenance related service impacts throughout the year.
Regular pool shutdown work includes deep cleaning the pool basins, steam room, showers, and change rooms, replacing chipped tiles and regrouting deteriorated sections, applying fresh grip paint to the pool deck and railings, and servicing pumps.
Major mechanical work planned for the 2022 pool shutdown includes:
- Make Up Air Unit (MAU) work (this unit provides the pool deck with tempered fresh air)
- Mechanical Room work, including the servicing of boilers and heat exchangers, and some electrical, piping and insulation work
- Sand Vessel replacement (filters that use sand to filter the impurities out of the water)
- Main pool expansion seam and cap inspections and potential replacement of the seam
During shutdown, Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre passholders can use their passes to swim at Jasper Fitness & Aquatic Centre and Edson & District Leisure Centre. Annual passholders automatically receive an additional month on their pass upon purchase which covers the pool shutdown period. We recognize that shutdown is scheduled to be longer this year and passes affected will be assessed accordingly.
For questions about passes, call the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre Customer Service desk at 780-865-4412. For additional information on upcoming pool programming, please connect with Alexa McEachern, Aquatic Supervisor at 780-740-8063 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require more information on the types of mechanical works and maintenance plans being completed this year, please contact email@example.com