Excitement swells around new South Surrey aquatic centre

Officials behind the long-anticipated Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in South Surrey say the discovery last month of a leaking air pipe in the leisure pool was a small setback and a huge relief, all at the same time.

The setback was largely because it was noticed after the 500-square-metre pool had been filled. It then took a couple weeks to pinpoint and even longer to fix, Scott Groves, the city’s civic facilities manager, said during a tour of the 16855 24 Ave. facility this week.

The relief, Groves added, is that it was found before the $55-million centre’s opening day. Had it gone unnoticed until the facilities were in use, a temporary closure would have been required, disrupting operations and creating additional expense and inconvenience.
“I’m so happy we found it during construction,” Groves said. “They actually had to jackhammer the wall… to find it. It was quite a mess.”

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As Reported By: Peace Arch News
Posted On: November 25, 2015
Original Article: www.peacearchnews.com/news/355029061.html