Pipes replaced in Kin Pool

Summary

The Kin Pool located in Bowen Park recently underwent a pipe replacement project. The original pool circulation piping had reached the end of its life and needed replacement to continue pool operations.

Work was completed in time for the upcoming Nanaimo White Rapids Swim Club swim season from early May to September.

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Key Points

  • Crews worked to remove the old pipes, install new ones, pressure test for leaks, install grounding cables and cement the pool deck.
  • The original pipes contained asbestos. Work was done to ensure the safe removal of the asbestos containing pipes and new PVC piping was installed.

Quotes

"We were really fortunate to have some dry days so we could get everything all fixed up and ready in time to start prepping the pool for the upcoming swim season."

Manager of Civic Facilities
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • The pool was built in partnership with the Nanaimo Kinsmen Club in the 1960's.
  • Kin Pool is operated by the Nanaimo White Rapids Summer Swim Club. It opens for public swimming on weekends at the beginning of June and daily at the end of June.

Images

Removal of Asbestos Pipes
Removal of Asbestos Pipes
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Contact:

Mark Demecha
Manager of Civic Facilities
City of Nanaimo
250-756-5206

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