2015

Jun 08, 2015 Return to Headlines

Fresh Look for Eagle Ridge Pool

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 8, 2015 – As Coquitlam residents begin to visit the outdoor pools this summer, they will notice a refreshed look at Eagle Ridge Pool.

Between March and May, 2015, extensive renovations were completed throughout the facility – including the pool tank, mechanical room, lifeguard shack, public change rooms, concession, pool grounds and exterior.

Examples of the renovations include: 

  • Pool tank underwent extensive repairs and has new underwater lighting and diving platforms;
  • Mechanical and chlorine room have new equipment;
  • Lifeguard shack was completely renovated for safety and security and now includes an Attendant Assist change room;
  • Public change room and showers were updated to include new flooring, benches and surfaces as well as accessible stalls;
  • Concession and storage room were updated complete with a new sink and counter;
  • Pool grounds have new composite decks, furnishings and a new drinking fountain; and
  • Building exterior and parking lot have new efficiency lighting, bike racks, signage and re-institution of two exterior washrooms.

Eagle Ridge Pool was originally constructed in 1979 and, outside of regular repair and maintenance work, this is the first major renovation for the facility. The total budget for the renovations was $850,000, though it is expected that final costs will be under budget.

With these renovations in place, it is anticipated that Eagle Ridge Pool will only require annual maintenance for the next 10 to 15 years.

Last year, nearly 23,000 people visited Eagle Ridge Pool during the summer months. For more information on swim times at Coquitlam’s outdoor pools, visit www.coquitlam.ca/outdoorpools.

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Media contact:
For questions about renovations:  
Brent Cormack
Manager of Facilities
604-927-6066
 
For questions about programming:

Vinh Truong
Manager, Arenas, Aquatics and Fitness
604-927-6025