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Pahoa Community Aquatic Center reopening, blessing (Aug. 26)


The Pahoa Community Aquatic Center will reopen Monday, Aug. 26, following a $1.5 million renovation project.

The county Department of Parks and Recreation invites the public to a blessing and rededication ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at the pool.

Following the brief ceremony that will feature welcoming comments from Mayor Billy Kenoi, the swimming pool will be reopened to the public.

Free swim for all ages will be offered Monday until 5:30 p.m.

Okahara and Associates Inc. designed the project, which was constructed by Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. Facility features include two new filtration pumps designed to shorten start-up time following an electrical outage, a new variable-frequency drive to improve pump efficiency, and roof-mounted solar heating panels to help warm the pool water.

Numerous leaks also were fixed.

In addition to the contractor’s work, county employees repaired the roof, refurbished plumbing fixtures, repainted interior surfaces, refinished the keiki pool’s play fountain and tiling, and performed various other maintenance tasks.

The Department of Parks and Recreation wishes to thank the public for its patience and understanding while this critical work was being performed to enhance the operation and usability of the Pahoa Community Aquatic Center.

New operating hours will take effect Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Weekday hours will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The pool will be opened weekends from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Novice Swim Team registration is 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Pahoa Community Aquatic Center. A water aerobics class starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.

For further pool information, call Cassandra at 965-2700.

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