The Groveport Recreation Department announced the Groveport Aquatic Center will re-open on June 20.
According to Groveport Recreation Director Kyle Lund, the facility temporarily closed June 6 so staff and contractors could locate the source of a major water leak and make repairs. Despite the fact that the facility was losing approximately 75,000 gallons of water per day, the city opened the pool and kept it open until professional leak locators arrived. The leak was located by an outside firm in an underground water line that feeds chlorinated water from the filter/pump room to the zero-depth entry pool. City staff used cement saws and jackhammers to break up the pool bottom and manually extracted the cement and rebar. The 3 inch diameter broken pipe was approximately 24 feet long. The leak was most likely caused from a combination of initial poor design and improper installation, and the freeze-thaw cycle during the winter months.
Lund said the repaired area will not receive paint at this time so the facility can open quicker. The city will further address the area at the conclusion of the summer swim season.
City staff are in the process of calculating pro-rated refunds for season pass holders. If you are a season-pass holder, you will be contacted either via phone, email or letter in the near future regarding your pro-rated refund.
“We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the Groveport Aquatic Center in the very near future,” said Lund. “Thank you for your patience and patronage.”