July 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Calgary’s Stanley Park pool set to reopen for first time since flood

CALGARY- There is some timely relief from the heat wave Calgary has seen over the past couple of weeks, with a popular pool set to reopen.

The Stanley Park Pool was destroyed during the June 2013 flood, and has been undergoing extensive renovations ever since.

“My phone has been ringing constantly, with people wanting to know when Stanley Park pool is open,” laughs Mike Gavan from the Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pools Association.

The facility’s mechanical and electrical systems were wiped out, causing an estimated $700,000 damage. Finally there is good news for those looking to cool off, with the pool scheduled to reopen at noon on Tuesday.

“I have to come and get on my suit and just splash in, it’s a great place,” says Sandy Corenblum, who frequents the area.

Ever since the temperature rose about 25 degrees celsius, Calgary’s outdoor pools have been operating at capacity.

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