28 June 2016
Outdoor Pool Status Update (UPDATED 06/30/16)
Office of the Commander
Fort Detrick Community
Frederick, MD 21702

Dear Community Members:

UPDATE 06/30/16
The outdoor pool repair is complete and it is maintaining the water level. Currently, the chemicals are being stabilized and preparations are being made to open on 1 July 2016.

The pool operating hours will be Monday - Friday from 0600 - 1000 and 1100 - 2000 and Saturday - Sunday from 1100 - 2000. Holiday operating hours are 1100 - 2000.

The prorated pool pass costs are: Individual E1 - E6 $79, Family E1 - E6 $97, Individual E7 and above $116, Family E7 and above $134.

Effective 30 June 2016 at 2000, the indoor pool will close for the summer season to ensure adequate staffing for the outdoor pool.

For additional information and updates, please contact the Odom Fitness Center at 301-619-2498.


ORIGINAL RELEASE
On 16 June 2016, I let you all know that the pool would not open until 28 June 2016 due to tears in the pool liner. The Department of Public Works contracted a pool company to make the required repairs, which were completed. Unfortunately, after refilling the pool, it became clear that the problem still exists.

The pool is losing a significant amount of water each hour. Because of the requirement to continue adding water to keep the pool filled, the team cannot keep the pool chemically balanced, making it unsafe for swimming.

Until the pool is repaired and all safety standards are met, the indoor pool will continue to operate Monday - Friday from 0600 - 1000 and 1100 - 2000 and on Saturday and Sunday from 1100 - 2000.

For additional information and updates, please contact the Odom Fitness Center at 301-619-2498.
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