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Hill Pool Closed for 2020 Season Due to Vandalism

Post Date:08/05/2020 2:45 PM

Medicine Hat – Hill Pool is closed to the public, following an act of vandalism which occurred overnight.

The nature of the vandalism requires the pool to be drained entirely before staff can conduct a full cleaning, including scrubbing the pool surface, as well as thoroughly rinsing out the water lines.

“This is really unfortunate for our community. We know how excited people were to use this amenity,” said James Will, General Manager of the Parks & Recreation Department. “Sadly, it takes time to drain, clean and refill the pool. Even once that is complete, we are waiting for water sample results. It would take weeks to reopen and that’s time we don’t have now that we’re into August.”

Hill Pool will remain closed for the rest of the season as staff work to clean and prepare it for winterization.

Swimming lessons scheduled for this location will be cancelled. Parks staff are currently reviewing the ability to accommodate lessons at other facilities.

Strathcona Pool remains open for public swimming. Pre-registration is required. More information is available on the City website.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

James Will
General Manager, Parks & Recreation
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8333

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