Queen Square Pool reopens Thursday after work wraps up early

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The pool was closed in early July after a leak was discovered in the pool's piping system under the cement pool deck, which would require excavation to repair.

Workers determined where the leak was likely to be, and an excavation of a specific area revealed three separate leaks.

The City says repair work and testing was done to determine if water levels and temperatures would remain steady before the cement was reinstated last week.

"It's great news. We expected to be closed for the summer and now we're able to open with lots of time left for residents to enjoy the Queen Square Pool. A big thanks to our City staff and contractors for getting the work done faster than expected," said Councilor Henri Mallet, chair of the City's Community Services Committee. "We knew how important the pool was the community and the City worked as quickly as possible to get it back on line."

The pool will open at 10:00 a.m. for swimming lessons, with lap swimming resuming at noon.