UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool project wrapping up, will re-open in March

The new bulkhead has been replaced and the new pool shell is wrapping up its cure cycle.

The Mount Rainier Pool project is in its final stages, with plans to re-open sometime in March.

The District’s closure project was originally to replace the pool shell, but critical repairs were detected and have extended the closure. Items identified include holes in a sewer pipe, a heat exchanger leak and replacing the main drain and supply line piping. These projects are related to the age of the 42-year old pool and are required before reopening.

“Our staff is utilizing this time to improve your experience including a deep clean of the facility, implementation of online registration, and installing keychain pass fobs to speed up access,” District GM Scott Deschenes said.

Also, the District is in the process of training and hiring lifeguards. If you are interested in finding a flexible job for your child or yourself, please visit www.mtrainierpool.com/employment. Training fees will be waived for applicants WHO are willing to commit to a year of employment.

Below: Pictures of ruptured sewer pipe and corroded main drain. Both were required to be replaced before opening to meet code requirements:

The pool and its offices will continue to be closed during construction. If you would like to contact a staff member, please call us at the District Office at (206) 429-3852. Visit www.mtrainierpool.com, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

“We look forward to serving you in 2018,” Deschenes added.

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