UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment runs into clogs & snags


The Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment project is underway after encountering some unforeseen issues that required repair before reopening. 

Officials say that when replacing the pool liner and tile surfaces this summer, severe corrosion was found in the buried drain lines and circulation piping and the mortar bedding was found to be failing.

The piping had to be replaced.

Despite the challenges that the unknown issues presented, the repairs are moving forward.

When the drain pipe was exposed by removal of the pool shell, major blockage by corrosion was discovered. Unrestricted flow through the 8” pipe is required to reopen the pool.

The main drain and supply line had to be dug out, requiring the removal of concrete.  The corroded iron pipes are being replaced with non-corrosive PVC.

In the deep end of the pool PVC pipe is being installed for the main drain and supply lines.

The pool and its offices are closed during reconstruction and will likely reopen early in 2018.

If you would like to contact a staff member, please call the District Office at (206) 429-3852.

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Our mission is to enhance our community’s quality of life through aquatics. The Mount Rainier Pool serves the communities of Des Moines, Normandy Park, Kent’s West Hill, Burien, and SeaTac. The pool is operated by the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District and is funded by property taxes and user fees. The facility provides a pool for swim team practice, and a place for community members to learn water safety, swim lessons, and participate in aquatic fitness programs.


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