Upgraded aquatic centre ready to reopen

The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is set to reopen today (Oct. 1).

The centre was shut down for the past month for annual maintenance, a deep cleaning and major energy efficiency upgrades.  The upgrades will result in operational cost savings estimated at about $80,000 per year.

One upgrade that most users won’t necessarily be able to see, but will notice, is a switch to an ultraviolet water treatment system. UV treatment is an effective method of treating 100 per cent of the pool water and will reduce the use of chemicals and therefore should mean less of a chlorine odour and irritation of the skin and eyes for swimmers.  The system upgrade will save $20,000 from the annual operating budget.

Guests will notice a new name and two new faces behind the café counter; Tia Mei’s Café has taken the place of Sharkey’s Cafe.

Mei and Armil Ramos may be new to the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, but not to parks, recreation and culture facility regulars – they are the previous owners of the café at Beban Park.

The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is located at 741 Third St. within the Larry McNabb Sports Zone.

For schedule information visit, view page 4 of the current activity guide or call 250-756-5200.

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