First stages of NDCC pool ceiling removal moving along
Work on the ceiling damage at the Nelson and District Community Complex Aquatic Centre is preceding briskly Regional District of Central Kootenay staff said in a media release Friday.
Crews have now erecting scaffolding in preparation for removal of the false ceiling.
The work is due to ceiling tiles falling into the pool on January 28 of this year.
The pool has been closed since the incident and RDCK has been busy trying to get the facility up and running as soon as possible.
Earlier this month the RDCK hired Matakana Scaffolding on to erect scaffolding, which was completed Monday.
The regional district has also issued an invitation to tender to hire a hazardous materials contractor to remove the ceiling and lead paint from trusses in the pool area.
The RDCK anticipates the damaged ceiling to be removed by March 31, when renovations to the pool area can begin.
Depending upon how work progresses, the earliest the aquatic center could reopen is June 2013.
Unfortunately, the incident plans to affect various pool users, such as the Nelson Reflections Synchro club and Neptunes Swim Team as well as daily pool users.
The RDCK will continue to update the public regularly.