CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since Aug. 22, one of the main pools at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex has remained closed due to a broken pump which caused the water temperature to rise.
As a temporary fix, the city spent $7,400 to purchase two aerators to circulate water into the chillers to bring the temperature down to 82.4 degrees in the 50-meter pool, which will allow the pool to reopen until a permanent solution is found, city officials said.
The closure has frustrated some parents who are part of Coral Springs Swim Club because it’s required them to change out practice days and times.
“We haven’t gotten much communication about what’s going on over there and it’s hard for people who are working to keep changing their schedules all the time,” said Jodi Robins, whose son and daughter are both in the club.
The city hopes to resolve the issue as early as Thursday when the aerators are expected to arrive and the pool could reopen sometime after that.
The 29-year-old 50-meter pool received upgrades four years ago to raise the deck, replace the filtration system, replace the pool liner, and upgrade the starting blocks.
Coral Springs pool members can still swim in 10 lanes at another Aquatic Complex pool, in addition to six lanes at Mullins Pool.
According to the city’s website, the Aquatic Complex gets more than 600,000 visitors each year.
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