Kits Pool is set to receive a much-needed major overhaul with Vancouver city council approving a $3.3 million project to rehabilitate earlier this week.

According to the city, the upgrades will significantly reduce the use of potable water (approximately 430,000 gallons per month), making the water feel saltier for an enhanced swimming experience.


The first stage of the structural and mechanical upgrades was completed in spring 2017. This consisted of installing a new electrical circuit to provide power to the north pool deck.

The second stage includes removal and replacement of the pool basin membrane (including caulking and gutter repair), repair of the pool deck structure (including control joints that seal the pool), and supply of an electric pump to replenish sea water and to dewater pumps.

To ensure the pool basin remains dry while we work, scaffolding with tarping will be erected over the pool and deck.

The project already has a budget of $1.5 million, but a further $1.8 million is required to increase the project’s scope to include weather protection and a superior pool coating for a significantly longer lifespan.

It is anticipated the additional funding will come from the 2015-2018 capital budget. The remaining $500,000 will be provided by the federal government.

The work is scheduled to be completed by March 2018.

Last modified: July 26, 2020

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