The final project in a series of recent improvements at the Aquatics Center will result in the temporary closure of the facility.
The Aquatics Center will be closed starting March 16 during the installation of a new dehumidification system. It is expected to open by the middle of June.
“During that time we will be replacing the dehumidification system, cleaning the pool and the enclosure; the walls and ceiling,” said Bill Rucker, project manager.
According to Rob Koren, Aquatics Center Manager, the dehumidification system will help make spending time at the pool more enjoyable.
“The dehumidification system will decrease the relative humidity buildup that we have at the pool and decrease condensation,” Koren said. “It will create a more comfortable experience while sitting on the pool deck.”
Although the pool will be closed during the upcoming Bataan Memorial Death March weekend, the locker rooms will remain open 24/7 March 20 to March 23 to accommodate march participants.
Koren said the installation of the dehumidification system is the last major improvement expected. Several renovations have been taking place at the Aquatics Center since last October.
The other improvements, which have been completed for about two months, include a new solar-powered water heater, an upgraded filtration system, and non-skid tile on the locker room floors.