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More leaks found at Longmont's Centennial Swimming Pool

By John Fryar

Staff Writer

POSTED: 03/21/2019 08:33:58 PM MDT | UPDATED: 55 MIN. AGO

The discovery of more leaks at Longmont's Centennial Swimming Pool have added another delay in reopening the facility that has already been closed for repairs for more than seven months. "We are extremely saddened by the news, and this situation could cause Centennial Pool to continue to be closed for an undetermined amount of time," city staff said in a Tuesday posting on the pool's website,

As of Tuesday, leaks were still being repaired to pipes between the pool's surge pit and pump room wall, but staff reported another leak was discovered from the diving well window into the pump room and work is being done to address it. "If the diving well window cannot be resealed, there is potential to have to remove the window and repair that section of the diving well," staff stated in the post.

Meanwhile, the pool's electrical grounding system "has been compromised, and unfortunately, a new grounding plan will have to be developed, then implemented," according to the post. Karen Roney, Community Services Department director, in a Thursday email said an electrical engineer will be at the pool Monday to develop a plan for repairing that grounding system, which she said is technically called "pool bonding." The bonding electrically connects all exposed metallic items not designed to carry electricity in a room or building, to protect from electrical shock, she said. "We cannot move forward with other facility repairs until we tackle this issue," Roney said. "The electrical engineer has committed to have a plan to us by March 29; after that we will be able to estimate a new date to re-open Centennial Pool."