What upgrades are being done?

In 2013, staff retained the services of an architectural company with experience in pool construction and design. The architectural review resulted in the following recommended upgrades which still remain a priority:

Pool Tank Accessibility – Currently, the toddler pool, leisure pool, swirl pool and lap pools do not have wheel chair access and limit accessibility for some of our customers. The renovation will improve accessibility allowing opportunities for all leisure centre users to swim and recreate.

Lobby and Change Room Upgrades – Priority upgrades to the lobby and change room will create a more inviting and welcoming environment for Leisure Centre customers and will provide an expanded change room area for families as well as improving accessibility in a gender neutral environment.

Replacement of Aging Pool Systems Equipment (filtration, chlorination, electrical and mechanical) -

  • Chlorine gas is used to maintain the cleanliness of the pool in conjunction with the filtration systems which are outdated and much less inefficient than other filters that are now available for aquatic complexes. This will be addressed by building an expanded mechanical room, replacing the outdated water filtration system and converting to a combined liquid chlorine (which is much safer to handle) and a U.V. system, to ensure the highest water quality possible.

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1. When did the closure begin and how long will it take?
2. Why has the opening been delayed?
3. What upgrades are being done?
4. Why do these upgrades need to be done?
5. How will the facility be more accessible?
6. Where can I go to swim during the closure?
7. What is the plan for the new aquatics change space?
8. How has the aquatics change space been modernized?
9. Will privacy and safety be improved in the new aquatics change space?
10. Why didn’t the City build a new pool first?
11. What will happen to my membership with the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre?
12. Will the registered programs, arts programs, adult programs, etc continue to run?
13. Will the retrofit affect Memorial Peace Park?
14. What temperature will the Leisure Pool be?
15. Will the new pool use chlorine?
16. Will the facility be opened in time for the 2020 BC Summer Games?
17. Will the diving board and rope swing return?
18. Who do I contact if I need help figuring out an accommodation plan that works for me?
19. What is the plan for the new aquatics change space?
20. What areas of the MRLC remain open?