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    Port Hardy Pool

    The Port Hardy Pool is Currently Closed for Renovations

    February 17, 2024

    The cleaning was completed last night, and the pool began filling today at a rate of approximately 1 inch per hour. We anticipate it will take about 4 days to reach full capacity. The next steps involve the liner contractor on-site for equipment commissioning and staff training from Tuesday to Saturday. Following that, the mechanical contractor is scheduled for commissioning and training in the subsequent week. We are currently awaiting dates for the final inspections and health approvals. Stay tuned for further updates.

    February 6, 2024

    We are still waiting to confirm the pool’s fill date and coordinate the commissioning with all the agencies required. We will keep posting updates as we find out more information. Still looking for lifeguards!

    January  2024

    We’re thrilled to announce that the pool project is nearing completion! Our two dedicated contractors are working together to wrap up the final stages. The liner installation is almost finished, and the mechanical systems are nearly ready to be activated. The synergy between the two is crucial for a seamless operation.

    Anticipating great news, we hope to confirm the pool’s filling date around January 31, with the process expected to take up to 4 days. Following this, thorough testing will be conducted, troubleshooting and potential repairs if needed and then the  regulatory agencies, including engineers, architects, and Island Health, can be called to inspect the systems, barring any issues with the scheduling it is expected to take 2-3 weeks.

    The next step involves training our staff, and we’re still on the lookout for lifeguards. If you know someone interested, please share the application link below. As we gradually open, we’ll operate within our capacity, continually building our staff complement. We understand your eagerness to dive in, and we assure you that we’ll provide swimming opportunities as we progress. Stay tuned for more updates!

    December 2023

    🏊 Exciting Opportunity: Lifeguards Wanted for Port Hardy Pool Reopening! 🏊

    Are you a certified lifeguard with a passion for water safety? Do you thrive in a dynamic and energetic environment? We have an exciting opportunity for you! The Port Hardy Pool is gearing up for its highly anticipated reopening after extensive renovations, an extended closure, and the buzz of community excitement. We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as lifeguards.

    Positions Available:

    Full-time Lifeguards
    Part-time Lifeguards

    Why Join Our Team:

    • Be a part of the exciting reopening of the Port Hardy Pool.
    • Competitive pay rates for both full-time and part-time positions.
    • Opportunities for professional development and additional certifications.
    • Collaborative and supportive team environment.
    • Make a positive impact on the community by ensuring a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for all.

    Pool Timeline Infographic by Heather Nelson-Smith


    September 2023 Pool by Heather Nelson-Smith

    August 2023

    July 2023

    Check out some of the progress being made at the pool!

    June  2023

    Nelson Roofing and Sheet Metal arrived onsite on June 5 to demolish the HVAC systems. Mechanical systems and rooms are being prepped for construction. Electrical contractors will be on-site to remove the lighting and prepare to install the electrical upgrades. The next phase is moving along. The contractor has been tasked with contractors on how we can still open in September with a temporary dehumidification system in place… stay tuned…

    May  2023

    A little bit of downtime this month while materials are sourced. The liner is shaping up, and IPC LTD is waiting to return to complete more work as the Mechanical and Electrical contractor sets up and gets ready to demo their portion of the Pool infrastructure in June; this includes the lighting, electrical, HVAC system and mechanical room preparation.  Timelines are established for the contractors, with the completion of most of the work in the first half of September. The one item we will be waiting for is the dehumidification system, which is set to arrive mid to late October, with installation complete in November. What does this mean? Staff are going to work with our engineers to see if we can still be opened in September with a temporary dehumidification system in place. We are committed to getting you back in the splash zone as fast as possible, as long as feasible. You are probably wondering if the old system can be used temporarily; unfortunately not, it was completely non-functional when the pool closed in June of 2021.

    April   2023

    We awarded the second phase of the project to Ketza Pacific LTD. Ordering began for the materials needed.

    See the progress

    March  2023

    The liner arrived!

    The District awarded phase two of the Project to Ketza Pacific. Phase two includes electrical, mechanical and HVAC upgrades

    January 2023

    We are currently in the Request for Tender stage for the Port Hardy Pool Mechanical and Electrical upgrades, currently posted on BC bid with a closing date later in January. Once these bids are received, evaluated and awarded, the District will be able to provide a better timeline for you and your families to get excited about.


    The liner work has begun, and it is estimated that it will arrive in mid-February. The concrete work has already started to prepare the pool tank for the new steel liner, gutter system and equipment. Seeing construction starting to support recreation in the community is pretty exciting.

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    December 2022

    50% OFF by Heather Nelson-Smith

    50% OFF by Heather Nelson-Smith

    pool update October 2022 by Heather Nelson-Smith


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