Jaycee Pool closed for remainder of season due to mechanical failure

Unforseen mechanical equipment failure has forced the closure of Jaycee Pool for the remainder of the season.

The pool was scheduled to close for the season on Aug. 17.

The pool is located at the corner of 4th Street and 23rd Avenue Northeast and the spray park remains open 1-5 p.m. until Aug. 28.

According to Park and Recreation, the pump seized up. Park and Rec isn’t sure yet what the repair cost will be, but “we budget for machinery and equipment repairs so there should be adequate funding to pay for the repair with no need to dip into reserves. This will not affect being able to open the pool next summer; we definitely plan to open both neighborhood pools,” deputy director Patty Rearden told The Electric.

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Admission is free and concessions are available.

Water Tower Pool remains open 1-5:45 p.m. daily through Aug. 17.

The spray park at Water Tower will be open 1-5 p.m. Aug. 18-28 with free admission.

For more information, call Park and Rec at 771-1265.

The City Commission passed a budget last month that includes closing the Natatorium by the end of 2018. The Natatorium needs at least $500,000 worth of repairs.

Electric City Water Park is also in need of repairs and upgrades to the bathhouse there are includes part of the first year of the new park maintenance district.