Pelican Harbor zero depth-pool may open earlier than expected

Bolingbrook, IL

The Bolingbrook Park District Pelican Harbor zero depth swimming pool may be re-opened by Tuesday, June 17, four days earlier than expected, following repairs to fix leaking underground pipes, park officials said Wednesday.

The Park District discovered the pipes beneath the zero depth pool — one of the facility’s main attractions — would not hold water just prior to the May 25 scheduled opening of the pool.  Officials closed the pool, although other attractions remained open.

A contractor was brought in to make repairs, and officials initially said the pool would not re-open until Saturday, June 21.

Crews have completed all repairs except the final pouring of cement, scheduled today and tomorrow, and the cement should take about three days to cure, officials said.

“We are ahead of schedule, fortunately,” said Ray Ochromowicz, director of parks and recreation.

“We are hoping we can open the pool on Tuesday (June 17), but we are dependent on weather a bit. Still, given the weather today and scheduled for tomorrow, we are optimistic we will get the cement poured and cured, and water in the pool soon,” Ochromowicz said

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