The Newport Municipal Pool is closed due to an electrical problem which should be fixed by tomorrow. It seems that the installation of a temporary heating system for the mens’ and womens’ locker rooms overloaded the pool’s overall electrical system and damaged something in the pool’s control panel. However, a replacement part is on it’s way back to Newport for installation. Parks and Recreation Director Jim Protiva says he expects the pool to be back open tomorrow, Saturday. However, he urged pool patrons to call ahead first to confirm that it’s back open. The number is 541-265-7770.