It could be weeks before Drumhellians can get their swim on locally.

The closure of the indoor pool at the Drumheller Aquaplex continues this week as crews attempt to fix damage caused by a leak in the deep end.

"What happened was there was a leak in the pool and it eroded some of the gravel that was supporting the sump pit," explained CAO Darryl Drohomerski. "So they have to fill that with a mud-jacking."

"The trouble with mud-jacking companies is that most of them, because you don't (normally) mud-jack in January, most of them shut down," he continued. "They're just in the process of trying to get someone in to work on this project quickly."

The pool was closed on October 30, ten months after a lengthy closure that allowed the installation of a gradual entry liner and other work. When it will re-open is still more of a question than an answer.

"From the time that the repairs happen, it's still about another ten days to get the pool operational, once it's filled and heated and tested," noted Drohomerski. "So, we're probably looking around the end of November."

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