Pool shuts for summer

Work has already begun on the new Sun Peaks Centre. SPIN Photo.

Future uncertain for community staple

As temperatures rise in Sun Peaks this summer the community’s pool won’t be open to provide relief.

Work has started on the Sun Peaks Centre, a multi-million dollar project which will enclose the ice rink and expand the existing pool building to add offices, fitness space and event rooms.

In addition to work being underway Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) is reviewing the future of the facility.

SPMRM chief administrative officer Rob Bremner said they are looking at what needs to be repaired in order to continue operations of the site.

“The health department reviewed and she said we would have to have a full engineering report done…it’s older and needs retrofits. It’s old, it’s costly to run,” he said.

At the five year financial plan presentation Mayor Al Raine said with current regulations should the municipality continue to run the pool it would require extensive repairs and to employ lifeguards.

Bremner said while reviewing future options they will research and consider a splash pad replacement.