Eagle, CO – Mountain Recreation’s Eagle Pool will not open as previously expected on June 1. Mountain Rec and Town of Eagle staff are currently testing pool mechanical systems to identify the source of unusual water loss and to ensure proper operation of the filtration system that keeps pool water quality safe for swimming. Aquatic and geotechnical consultants are scheduled to assist in the next two weeks.
“Going into its twentieth year, the Eagle Pool has seen an increasing number of issues. We’ve been able to keep the pool going while maintaining safe operation,” shared Scott Ruff, Superintendent of Recreation Facilities at Mountain Rec. “As soon as we became aware, we immediately brought in engineers from the Town of Eagle, consulted with our original pool manufacturer, and shut down our mechanical systems.” continued Ruff.
The District will divert its summer lifeguard staff to the Gypsum Recreation Center pool, allowing for maximized indoor swimming hours until the Eagle Pool opens. Community members may purchase a monthly pass to Gypsum, with activation fees waived.
“We are crossing our fingers that this is an easily accessible and quick fix. We are definitely setting our sights on opening the Eagle Pool this summer unless the issue requires a more involved repair process,” said Sheryl Staten, Eagle Facility Supervisor at Mountain Recreation. “We will open the pool as quickly as we can ensure the safety of our swimmers.”
Mountain Rec will share updates on the pool’s delayed opening as more information becomes available.