A lot of folks have been asking me when the Pahoa community pool will re-open.
I sent an email inquiry to Department of Parks & Recreation, Public Information Officer Jason Armstrong asking him the following questions and this morning I got the following response:
What is the progress with the Pahoa Pool?
Work is progressing according to schedule.
When will it officially open?
Work is scheduled to be finished by July 15, 2013, with an expected opening date of July 16, 2013.
What are all the improvements being done to it?
Work calls for expanding the pool’s equipment building; reconfiguring the pool’s pumps, circulation piping, and filtration system; and addressing leaks. Improved water quality, lower operational costs and the ability to prevent or mitigate pool closures following an electrical outage will be among the significant public benefits. Additional work will include installing roof-mounted solar heating panels to help warm the pool water, a new variable frequency drive to manage the pump motors more efficiently, and performing various repairs and safety upgrades to the facility.
What is the total cost for this project?
I’ve been driving by the pool on almost a daily basis and I don’t see much activity going on at all.
Workers are at the site and are making progress.