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Pool Grand Opening delayed to July 9
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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Pool workers have been putting in long days to complete the Crowsnest Pass Community Pool by the contracted ending date of June 29. They're well on schedule for having the pool done by this date, says Brett Dyregrove, project manager and owner of Western Recreation Development, the company that designed and is building the pool facility.
ANNA KROUPINA
Pass Herald Reporter
The Crowsnest Pass Community Pool Grand Opening date has been pushed back to July 9, says Joey O’Brien, Manager of Community Services.

The Grand Opening was originally set for July 2.

The pool facility construction and renovation are on schedule and are expected to be complete by June 30, the initial contracted completion date, says Brett Dyregrove, project manager and owner of Western Recreation Development, the company that designed and is building the pool facility.

According to Dyregrove, some of the crew has been working six weeks straight with no days off. Other times, crew is working full days until 10 p.m. at night to get the work done to remain on target for the June completion of the pool.
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Workers are in the process of installing the pool liner and slide, and performing landscaping around the pool area. Renovations to the building interior were completed on Friday. Exterior building renovations, to be conducted in the fall, still include installing an alpine-like roof structure and posting new signage.

However, various health and safety assessments will still need to be conducted prior to the pool being open to the public.

All engineering staff needs to submit documentation that the pool is complete on their end, says Dyregrove, who will send the paperwork to be reviewed for building code compliance. A permit would then be issued to allow operation.

“It’s not a matter of just filling the pool and running it,” says O’Brien.
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Lifeguards need to familiarize themselves with the facility and clean water samples need to be sent in to Alberta Health Services for bacteria tests. The Lifesaving Society will also attend the site to evaluate the public safety and risk management aspect.

The soft opening for the public, which will be announced on the municipality’s social media platforms, is likely to happen several days prior to the July 9 Grand Opening, but no date is set at this point.

O’Brien says that the municipality is happy to see the excitement that is being generated leading up to the opening of the pool.

“The Town Council of Crowsnest Pass are thrilled to be able to offer this great new facility to the citizens of the Pass,” he says.
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