West U Rec. Center Pool Could be Up and Running by Thursday Afternoon

November 16, 2011

The West U Recreation Center pool could be back up and running by Thursday afternoon.

The pool closed on Monday evening after staff discovered that the impeller, a device that circulates the water in the pool, had failed.

“It’s really unfortunate that this happened,” Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor said. “It was completely unforeseen.”

O’Connor said the water is unsafe because it is not circulating and not being treated with chemicals.

It is unknown at this time what caused the failure and whether or not it is covered by warranty, he said.

The city is expecting to receive a replacement part on Thursday morning. As long as the delivery and installation goes as planned, the pool could reopen on Thursday by 5 p.m. or Friday by 5 a.m.

For more information, contact the Recreation Center at 713-662-7420.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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