City of Casper to close Paradise Valley pool for maintenance
CASPER, Wyo. (press release) -(July 15, 2022) – Due to a broken pump impeller, Paradise Valley pool is closed now through at least Friday, July 22 and potentially through the remainder of summer. All other pools are open regular hours.
The pool’s pump impeller is currently unable to push water through the filtration system and must be replaced, but Staff’s biggest concern is being unable to secure a replacement. Recreation Supervisor Edwin Luers said the part is currently backordered 16 weeks, but he’s resolutely exploring other options to save PV’s season.
“We know that the PV pool is an essential part of summertime to Paradise Valley and the rest of Casper, and we’re doing everything we can to find a way to open back up as soon as possible,” Luers said. Staff is currently contacting other vendors for a suitable replacement. The now defunct impeller was around 15 years old, which far exceeds its expected lifespan. Two additional valves will also be replaced while the pool is drained for impeller maintenance.
Mike Sedar, Marion Kreiner and Washington outdoor pools as well as the Casper Family Aquatic Center are all operating normal hours. Swimming lessons that were programmed at PV will be moved to the Casper Family Aquatic Center at regularly scheduled times throughout the duration of the closure.
A reopening date is uncertain at this time. According to Luers, Friday, July 22 would be best-case scenario while worst-case scenario would be closure through the 2022 summer season. The City will update media and the public as more information becomes available.
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