IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – A major repair of its HVAC systems requires the Wes Deist Aquatic Center in Idaho Falls to close this fall. The systems help control moisture and humidity in the middle.
Repairs were originally scheduled to start May 1st but were pushed back due to delivery and production issues that delayed the delivery of material.
Users and parents encouraged the city to postpone repairs until the fall so schools can compete in the fall swimming season.
“There’s never a good time to close a facility like this,” said PJ Holm, director of parks and recreation for Idaho Falls. “We typically have around 120,000 users a year at the pool, which makes it an incredibly well-used facility. So when we do major repairs like this, it will be felt in the church, and we want people to know in good time so that they can be prepared. ”
The pool is slated to close on November 7th and will remain closed for several months while the new system is installed.
The design will replace two systems originally installed in 1986 with a new and more efficient system.
The total cost of the repair is estimated at around $ 1 million. The work includes replacing old, corroded metal fixtures and other minor repairs.
“These are important fixes that will help extend the life of this facility for many years,” said Holm. “The water center is really an integral part of the community, and we hope that with this new, improved technology we can enable people to swim here for a long time.”
Officials expect the Aquatic Center to reopen sometime next spring.