Leak temporarily closes Groveport swimming pool

The Groveport Recreation Department announced that the Groveport Aquatic Center (outdoor water park) temporarily suspended operation on June 6.

According to city officials, the facility will remain closed until an outside firm locates the source or sources of a substantial water leak and can make necessary repairs. City officials said the water level at the outdoor pool was fine at the end of the 2018 outdoor pool season. A leak was found in mid-May during the fill of the 450,000 gallon pool. City staff along with scuba divers could not locate the leak. A firm was hired to locate the leak(s), but was not able to fit Groveport into their schedule until early June. The city of Groveport decided to open the pool despite the leak to give residents and customers an opportunity to use the facility. The city will notify season pass holders when the pool is back open for use. Visit www.groveportrec.com and Facebook page for updates. The city of Groveport will calculate time lost and provide season pass holders with a pro-rated refund.

“We apologize for this inconvenience,” the city stated in an official statement. “This is the first time in our 16 years of operation that we have experienced such a leak. Although unpreventable, they are common, especially given the size and age of our facility, and the freeze thaw cycle in our Ohio winters.”

Groveport Recreation Director Kyle Lund said thus far the leak detection company has found some small cracks in the pool bottom and repaired those cracks.

“On June 8, the leak location company located actual water line breaks which feed the zero-depth entry leisure pool,” said Lund. “Staff has excavated around the areas, and is waiting for the leak detection company to return to the site and run a camera in the lines to check for additional line breaks within the same lines. At this point, we are not sure when the facility we re-open.”

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