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Leaky South Arm Pool to get overhaul

South Arm Pool was leaking 13,250 litres of water per day last summer—the equivalent of 700 office water cooler jugs—and repairs are now estimated to cost $155,000.

Inconsistent water temperature in the 40-year-old outdoor pool prompted staff to investigate last year, and the water loss was discovered. Enough emergency repairs were made to plug 25 per cent of the leak.

City council already endorsed $85,000 in repairs as part of the 2012 capital plan, but staff said Monday the bill has doubled.

According to a staff report, the pool was emptied earlier this month and staff determined pipes underneath the concrete pool needed replacement.

On Monday, council gave its support to the project, work for which must start by April 2 in order to have the pool ready for public use June 9.

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