Kitsilano Pool to re-open soon..
This beautiful Vancouver day has me thinking of warm spring and summer days just around the corner which has me excited about a number of things.. Near the top of that list however is a swim at the refurbished Kits Pool and it happens to be scheduled to re-open is just one month!
This is a true Vancouver gem that was just listed third on Red Bull’s top-10 list of The worlds sexiest pools to train in. While I wasn’t training for anything last summer I did conceive of an idea to use the pool as part of a “mini-triathlon” I completed one day by biking around Stanley, Olympic Village to Kits, running around Vanier Park and returning to finish it off with a swim in the pool. Was a ton of fun! (Can check out my Instagram post ?)
You may have noticed the pool covered by a roof-like structure since the fall. In September last year the city approved a $3.3 million refurbishment project. The work going on underneath that roof is aimed at enhancing the water quality, which will be noticeably saltier (more buoyancy? Perfect!), and drastically reduce the amount of make-up water required to fill the pool due to losses through faulty joints and caulking. The pool deck structure is also being addressed along with the addition of electric pumps to replenish the sea water.
Appears as though everything is on track for the Vancouver Park Boards scheduled opening of May 20th
. You can always keep up with the Park Board updates via their Twitter
and Facebook Page
Look forward to diving in!
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