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Watermania reopens

Watermania reopened over the weekend after it met the conditions outlined in a closure order received Thursday from Vancouver Coastal Health.

"City engineering staff, as well as third party consultants, have confirmed corrective actions have been taken to address the issues raised in the closure order," said Vern Jacques, acting director of recreation and cultural services. "To thank patrons for their patience we are offering free admission to Watermania for this evening's swim."

On Monday, Dec. 3, the city conducted a thorough inspection of the heating,

air conditioning and ventilation system. The inspection found a hot water make up valve, which is part of the condensed water loop, was closed. In addition one of the damper actuators had failed. The valve was opened and the repair work was completed on Monday, which resulted in the system functioning properly. Indoor air quality tests

conducted at Watermania this afternoon found the air quality was acceptable.

"Vancouver Coastal Health and the City of Richmond would like to remind all pool users to shower with soap and water prior to entering any pool," says Jacques. "This helps control the chlorine levels within the pool."

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