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Pool's gas system to be replaced

Short-term and long-term sanitization systems are being implemented for the Sam Ketcham Pool to replace the original chlorine gas system that leaked during an incident at the pool on Feb. 26.

"Equipment for the temporary system has already been ordered and installation work will immediately begin next week upon its arrival. The temporary system will be a liquid chlorine injection system, completely eliminating the use of chlorine gas in the facility," the city says.

Once the system has been installed, it will be tested and approved by the Interior Health Authority.

In addition, approval of the system and the staff's procedures for using it and maintaining it must be granted by Worksafe BC.

"The pool will remain closed for at least another two weeks, depending on technical and approval variables involved," notes the city in a press release.

Mayor Kerry Cook acknowledges the ongoing inconvenience the pool closure has caused, but says the pool will not be opened until the necessary work has been completed and there are regulatory approvals.

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