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Palm Coast Aquatics Center Update

Wednesday November, 23 2022

Staff is working with an outside vendor to repair the propane heaters that bring the pool up to and maintain a comfortable water temperature.

November 23 2022 UPDATE:

Thank you for your support of the Palm Coast Aquatics Center. There are two repairs needed – one for the heaters themselves on the fuel line and one for the propane tanks that fuels the heaters. We just received word that the pool heater vendor can proceed with that repair before the propane tanks are fixed (originally they were waiting on the go-ahead from the propane company). The heater repair will be performed very soon. Repairs to the propane tanks can only be made by the propane vendor that originally installed the tanks. While the propane vendor is aware of the issue, they have not been available to evaluate and create a repair plan. Our staff is doing everything they can to expedite the process, including exploring other vendors, and we have already had another vendor visit the site to prepare a quote for us. Securing another vendor for propane would of course come with a significant cost, as they would need to install their own new tanks. Like you, we are eager to have the pool reopened as soon as possible. We know how important it is for our community.

October 11, 2022 UPDATE:

We are reopening the Palm Coast Aquatics Center today, October 11, for our normal operating hours for adult lap swim only (no programming, lessons, or open swim currently). Please be aware that our heaters are currently not working, which means our staff cannot control the temperature of the water. We are allowing adult lap swim only as the body is constantly moving and can efficiently maintain your core body temperature. We strongly encourage swimmers to stay hydrated, stay warm, and exit the water if you feel unwell. Swimmers can check the current water temperature at https://www.palmcoastgov.com/parks/aquatics-center. Our staff will be updating the temperature once in the morning and once in the afternoon. We appreciate your patience as we work through the repair process.

October 10, 2022 UPDATE:

The City of Palm Coast is working diligently to reopen the Palm Coast Aquatics Center. Staff is working with an outside vendor to repair the propane heaters that bring the pool up to and maintain a comfortable water temperature. With supply chain issues persisting nationwide, parts necessary to complete the repair are still back-ordered. 

With cooler temperatures staying, staff cannot heat the pool to a comfortable temperature. If cooler weather conditions continue, the Aquatics Center may need to close intermittently. We apologize for any inconvenience and continue to appreciate your patience. Please continue to monitor the City website for facility updates.

For updated information, please visit the City of Palm Coast at palmcoast.gov

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