Peace Regional Pool Ongoing Projects

On this page:

Hot Tub Replacement
Slide Replacement
Frequently Asked Questions

Hot Tub Replacement

The hot tub has sustained catastrophic leaks that now require a complete replacement of the structure.

During shutdown 2021 leak detection was initiated as staff noticed water loss in the hot tub.  Leak detection was completed in the winter of 2021 due to contractor availability. Multiple leaks were identified, and a contractor was confirmed for repairs in early 2022.  During the repair process, additional leaks were identified so work was stopped to re-evaluate the plan forward.

  • A structural engineer reviewed the areas that were exposed and determined the basin has been compromised due to the various leaks throughout the system and has recommended replacement.
  • An engineered design will be developed in the spring of 2023, and construction to replace the old structure will occur during the annual 2023 shutdown.

This project is divided into two phases:

  • Phase 1: Demolish the old structure – approved in 2022.
  • Phase 2: Detailed engineering design and construction of a new hot tub for installation during the annual shut down in September 2023. Approved as part of the 2023 Capital Budget.

Slide Replacement

The support pillars of the slide were showing signs of deterioration.  A Structural Engineer has reviewed and made recommendations to replace the main pillars of the slide and the concrete slab under the slide.  The bases are deteriorating due to water infiltration and corrosion due to the salt and the slab is also compromised.   Due to the scale of this project, the tube will also be replaced as it is close to the end of its life.  It would be more cost effective to replace the entire system.

This project has been approved as part of the 2023 Capital Budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t the Town just replace the entire pool?

  • The estimated costs for the two capital projects are as follows:
    • Slide Replacement: $260,000.00
    • Hot Tub Replacement: $450,000.00
  • The replacement of an entire new facility is estimated to be $20 million to $30 million.

Why a shut down in January/why can’t you demo and replace during the regular September shut down?

  • The hot tub project is split into two phases:
    1. Demolition
    2. Reconstruction
  • Phase 1: Demolition
    • The demolition is required to allow the engineers to review the condition of the sub surface of the hot tub following the extensive leaking. The engineering detailed design will be developed based on those conditions. Once a detailed design is completed in the spring, then the reconstruction will be tendered.
  • Phase 2: New Construction
  • A contractor will be secured by June 2023 in preparation for construction to occur during the annual shut down in September/October 2023.

Are there any alternatives to a January shut down for the hot tub project?

  • The alternative would be to complete the demolition in September 2023 then construct the replacement in September 2024.

Can the facility be open during the demolition?

  • Due to the location of the hot tub in the facility and the nature of demolition, the facility can not be safely open to the public.
  • The construction area will not just include the hot tub, rather large sections of the deck to enable the contractors to remove the debris. This will include tenting large areas and construction equipment that hinder our ability to meet health standards and safety of patrons.

When is the slide being replaced?

  • The slide construction is planned for the September 2023 shut down.

Where can I find updates to these projects?

  • This project page will be updated on the progress of the projects.
  • The Peace Regional Pool Facebook page will also be a location for information and updates.

 

For more information on either of the pool projects please contact Tanya Bell, Director of Community Services; 780-624-1000 or by email at [email protected]