Kelowna recreation centre pool re-opens

After murky water closed the Parkinson Recreation Centre pool last week, the mechanical malfunction has been fixed says city.

Kelowna’s Parkinson Recreation Centre main pool is open once again.

A reduction in water clarity caused by a mechanical malfunction that affected the pool’s filtration system closed the pool for most of the last week.

City officials say the problem solved has now been solved and PRC staff will continue to monitor the equipment.

“While the water clarity did not pose any health concerns, the closure was necessary to maintain a safe facility,” said Jim Gabriel, divisional director for active living and culture. “Lifeguarding standards require a certain level of water clarity.”

Some swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes are still cancelled for today (Wednesday) until the pool temperature regulates.

City staff will contact customers affected by the cancellations and refunds for the cancelled classes will be credited back to customers’ accounts, said the city in a news release issued Wednesday morning.

The pool schedule can be viewed on the Kelowna city  website at


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