The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre will close for “scheduled warranty maintenance” at the end of the month, and won’t re-open until early October.
The South Surrey facility – located at 16855 24 Ave. – opened to the public in March and held its grand opening on June 11, but aspects of the pool, including mechanical systems, are due for inspection and maintenance within one year of operation, said Carleen McDowell, the City of Surrey’s manager of South Surrey aquatic facilities.
“The mechanical systems were in place long before we opened to the public, so we’ve got to do our due diligence and have them checked,” she said.
The closure is slated to be in place for 41 days from Aug. 29 until Oct. 8, though the facility’s weight room will remain open.
In addition to the building’s mechanical checkup, the pool will be drained and all the tile work will be inspected.
“The tile work – if there is any to be done – couldn’t be done (while the pool was open),” McDowell said.
The Guildford Aquatic Centre (15105 105 Ave.) was built concurrently with the Grandview facility, and has already undergone its scheduled maintenance closure, while the older South Surrey Indoor Pool will undergo maintenance work of its own in 2017, she added.
Staff at the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre have been letting users know of the impending closure, and McDowell said those holding annual memberships will have them extended six weeks to make up for the maintenance closure.
“We try to only close one (pool) at a time, so there will still be other facilities our members can use,” McDowell said.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story reported that the pool would re-open Oct. 3.