The pool is filled with a maze of scaffolding rather than water as workers prepare to take down faulty ceiling at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

The pool is filled with a maze of scaffolding rather than water as workers prepare to take down faulty ceiling at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Nelson’s pool ceiling ready to come down

Workers at the NDCC are now erecting scaffolding in preparation for removal of the false ceiling.

Workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex Aquatic Centre are now erecting scaffolding in preparation for removal of the false ceiling.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay announced Friday they’d hired Matakana Scaffolding on March 7 and expects their crews to have scaffolding completed by March 18.

The pool at the Nelson and District Community Complex is closed until further notice after a section of ceiling tiles fell in the facility on January 28.

The regional district has also issued an invitation to tender to hire a hazardous materials contractor to remove the ceiling and lead paint from trusses in the pool area.

The RDCK anticipates the damaged ceiling to be removed by March 31, when renovations to the pool area can begin.

Depending upon how work progresses, the earliest the aquatic centre could reopen is June 2013.

The RDCK will continue to update the public regularly.