Kenora swimmers are in luck.
The City of Kenora has announced that the Kenora Aquatics Centre will reopen the pool area, effective today. The pool was originally closed due to concerns about the safety of the newly-installed pool deck.
Over the long weekend, the pool deck contractor was able to address the issues that the city has concerns with. Final testing was conducted, and Kenora officials are satisfied with both the dry and wet conditions of the pool deck. The testing showed very safe scores on a scale established by the Underwriters Laboratory & American Society of Testing and Materials.
City staff have been working to ensure the safety of the public when using the pool. Extensive cleaning has taken place to remove buildup on the deck, minor repairs were made, and a slip test was conducted.
The city would like to remind the public that any wet surface still poses a risk of slipping, and encourages all users to use common sense while using the pool. Staff note that due to the new pool deck, it is important to remember that the feeling of the deck will be significantly different than the previous deck.
“Public and staff safety has been our number one concern through this process and we undertook the necessary measures to ensure the deck is delivered to the public in an adequate and safe state,” said Community and Development Services Manager Matt Boscariol.
The city apologizes to the public for this inconvenience and thanks everyone for their patience.
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Pool testing underway