Nelson aquatic centre fix underway

Workers are now on site to complete the ceiling repair project at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Ceiling repairs are underway at the Nelson aquatic centre

Workers are now on site to complete the ceiling repair project at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The aquatic centre has been closed since the end of January after some ceiling tiles collapsed in the pool area.

Dan Maglio Contracting Ltd. was hired on May 16 to complete ceiling repairs, the Regional District of Central Kootenay said Friday in a news release.

Workers will apply an acoustical treatment to the pool ceiling to dampen noise, install energy efficient LED lights, and paint the ceiling with a special paint that acts as an air-vapour barrier to reduce effervescence through the building’s porous concrete blocks, the regional district said.

“Believe it or not, the new paint is crucial to prolonging the life of the building by preventing moisture moving from the inside of the pool to the outside of the pool,” said Joe Chirico, general manager of community services.

“By using the latest and most efficient building technology available to us we can modernize while we prolong the life of our existing aquatic centre.”

The construction phase of the project will cost $288,700, just under half the total $600,000 budgeted to complete the repair and renovation project.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-summer when pool systems will be cleaned and tested. The pool will then be filled, heated and reopened to the public.

The regional district will begin planning for the final phase of the repair and renovation project in the fall when the community will be invited to provide input into further design options for the aquatic centre with the goal of extending the life of the facility into the coming decades.

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