|Nelson Pool Updates|
Nelson Outdoor Pool first opened in 1963. As part of getting ready for the 2015 summer opening, city staff conducted a pool inspection after the winter season. The pool tank's structure is made of steel and is fitted with a commercial grade pool liner. The steel structure has corroded beyond repair and has been deemed unsafe for public use by a structural engineer. Attempts were made to see if any short term solutions could be found for this summer season however, repair measures were too extensive. The tank was scheduled for replacement in the capital budget in 2019.
The city asked pool users and the community for feedback that was taken into consideration when staff made a formal recommendation to committee and council. Council has approved the replacement of the 50 metre pool.
Nelson Pool including the splash pad/wading pool will be closed to the public this year. Designs for the replacement of the 50 metre pool and splash pad are underway and demolition and construction will occur between 2016 and 2017. The re-opening of the pool will be confirmed once the project is tendered for construction.
Swimming is not only an essential skill everyone should learn, but also great exercise and fun. No matter your age or skill level, we have an aquatics program for you.
Every pool is safe and well supervised.
Every staff member is highly trained.
Everyone who wants to learn how to swim will receive help from our friendly and knowledgeable instructors.
Recreational swimming schedule and locations are subject to changes.
Subscribe to the community calendar for up-to-date information on new swim times and changes to swimming schedules.
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