Brandon, MB — Due to a number of recently-identified mechanical system deficiencies and associated safety issues, the pool at Brandon’s Community Sportsplex is expected to remain closed until the spring of 2021.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba closed the Sportsplex’s pool facility on March 13th, 2020. After delivering a successful outdoor water program in the summer months, plans were in place for a fall re-opening of the Sportsplex pool; however, a third-party review conducted during the pool’s ongoing closure identified several deficiencies relating to the pool’s water, air circulation, and pool drainage systems. This review was required as a result of mechanical issues stemming from the 2016 renovations.
Administration has been working with a third-party engineering firm, as well as Manitoba Health, to determine the best course of action for a safe and timely reopening of the Sportsplex pool. The repairs required to obtain an operating permit are currently in the planning process, with work expected to begin early in the new year. Further repairs that do not impact the permitting of the facility are expected to take place at a date yet to be determined. Repairs will align with Manitoba Health regulations for operating an indoor pool facility.
Management and staff of Brandon’s Community Sportsplex would like to thank all swimmers for their patience and look forward to seeing pool enthusiasts return in 2021.
(City of Brandon PSA)