Katy Payne, e-Marketing Assistant, No Phone Number Available
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what happens to our city's outdoor pools and aquatics centers during the off-season? Surprisingly, our maintenance and pool staff is busier year round than you might expect!
All aquatics facilities maintained by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation department are checked for necessary maintenance, weather issues and vandalism assessment throughout the fall, winter and spring. Other routine maintenance needs include the rebuilding of pumps, heater fixes and filter replacement.
Did you know? We actually leave water in most of our pools during the winter. At the end of the summer, the pools are winterized, pipes are flushed and drains capped; keeping the pools full of water actually helps keep the plaster moist and prevents cracking. Many of our pools are designed with a ramp end to allow frozen water to expand up the ramp.
What's happening now to prepare for summer? Aquatics staff is currently taking applications for the summer season; open positions include managers, cashiers and lifeguards. Aquatics is also selling season passes at a discount rate.
Having a party? Rent a pool! All of our aquatics facilities are rentable! We offer full facility rentals, host birthday parties and even rent the oversized fun umbrellas you might remember.
What's new in aquatics for summer 2014? We are happy to announce the addition of more swim lessons and senior center open swim times, and have teamed up with kids sports camps such as Skyhawks & Soccertots!
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