By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Repaired and refilled pool to open by mid-July


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Parks and Recreation staffer Lane Fitzjarrald fills the pool with about 7,000 pounds of salt as he works to adjust and perfect the chemical balance of the 200,000 gallons of water. The pool will reopen after lifeguards are trained.

Snap on your goggles and squirm into your spandex because the community pool is preparing to reopen after its seven-month closure. The exact opening date is still to be determined, but Parks and Recreation staff are aiming to welcome swimmers back to the facility in the first half of July.

After the pool closed for maintenance Nov. 28, department staff discovered a leak near its center. The monthslong process of hiring a contractor and performing repairs extended the closure.

Last week, maintenance staff Lane Fitzjarrald filled the pool with about 200,000 gallons of water in a process tha...

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