Pool Study on Tap

A consulting firm will assess the condition of the more than 40-year-old Port Hardy pool

The District of Port Hardy Council has agreed to have Stantec Consulting Ltd. assess the condition of the Aquatic Centre at a cost of $30,320.52

The pool is now over 40 years old. The normal life expectancy of a municipal pool is 30 to 40 years, so it has approached the end of its life cycle.

In 1988, a major renovation, retrofit and rehabilitation was carried out on the structural, electrical and mechanical components of the facility. Cosmetic architectural changes were also made.

That was over 25 years ago and it is time for the District to decided which is more cost-effective, to do another retrofit, or to build a new facility.

In 2004, a Vic Davies report found numerous issues including settlement which has caused cracking in the brickwork around the pool hall; the tank has a major leak; the air-handling system is malfunctioning; the roof is leaking and the boiler needs replacing.

The building will be reviewed by Stantec’s architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical consultant team.