Pahoa Pool Re-Opening Pushed Back

The re-opening of the Pahoa Pool and Aquatics Center has been pushed back.  The original completion date was set to be tomorrow, July 16th.

Pahoa Pool OpeningI went by the site on Friday to see if I could sign my son up for the swim lessons that were supposed to start this week.  It obviously didn’t look like it was going to be completed soon.

I emailed County of Hawaii Department of Parks and Recreation Public Officer Jason Armstrong and his reply was that it was going to be hopefully opened towards the end of July:

Hi Damon,

We anticipate reopening the Pahoa Pool by the end of July 2013. There likely will be a ceremony, which I’ll inform you of if one is held, but that has not yet been scheduled.

We’re also waiting for the construction to be finished before signing kids up for swim lessons.

Thanks for your continued patience while we work to improve this important recreational facility!

Jason Armstrong,

Public Information Officer, Department of Parks & Recreation, County of Hawai’i


2 Responses

  1. Its on track to be open late!

  2. Thanks for checking on this, Damon. I’m curious about the County’s response, though. If construction isn’t finished yet, how could the pool possibly open by the end of the month? Surely there will be cleanup to do after finishing construction, as well as filling the pool, testing the chemical levels, preparing the locker rooms, etc., before the pool can be opened for business. I have been asking about the progress of the project every couple of months since the pool closed on January 7, 2013, and the County’s answer has always been that the project is on track. Really? Then why isn’t the pool open by now?

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