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Repairs have been going “swimmingly” at the Newport Municipal Pool. Friday, concrete crews cemented in the new pool drainage system, or gallery as it’s called. The old gallery failed, causing the whole pool to drain last month, flooding the lower basement along with some minor leakage down the hill. No water reached Big Creek, much to the relief of the city. The electrical and pumps systems appear to be alright. The next step is to clean and paint the pool – then allow the paint to cure before the pool is re-filled. Public Works Director Tim Gross says the pool should be back open for business in two to three weeks, which, at the outset, puts it at the end of the month.
Meanwhile, due to the long duration of the down time, the Toledo Pool is no longer honoring Newport pool passes at their facility.