While the outdoor pools at New Brighton and Second Beach are set to open this Saturday, Kitsilano pool is going to open late for the second year in a row.

According to the City of Vancouver, the pool will remain closed as staff continue ongoing repairs from major storm damage sustained in 2021, which involves filling more cracks for a longer lasting result. 

This process will involve filling and draining the pool several times. After the initial water hold and drainage tests, the weather will need to be warm (at least 10 C overnight for one week) and consistently dry for 10 to 12 days for sealant to cure in the cracks. Following this, two additional weeks of closure are required to fill, treat and heat the pool for opening day. 

Because this process is ultimately dictated by weather in Vancouver, a firm opening date has not yet been established, but this will be communicated as soon as possible with pool patrons. 

Last modified: February 18, 2024

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