PAHOA, Hawaii – The Pāhoa Community Aquatic Center will reopen on Monday, August 26, following a $1.5 million renovation project.
The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to invite the public to a blessing and rededication ceremony that will be held 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 Pāhoa Community Aquatic Center.
New operating hours will take effect Tuesday, August 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 will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, at the Pāhoa Community Aquatic Center. A water aerobics class starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 4.
For additional pool information, please call Cassandra at 965-2700.