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Therapy pool will reopen

The therapeutic pool in the rehab unit of Kelowna General Hospital is expected to reopen soon.

Several patients who use the pool on a regular basis were concerned the pool would never open again after it shut down just before Christmas because of a maintenance issue.

Now, several days after the story came to light, Interior Health says a mechanical issue with the pool lift is in the process of being repaired.

"The pool lift is a complex machine that requires specialized parts. Our facility maintenance contractor is working to complete this repair," said allied health director Donna Jansons in an email to Castanet. "We expect the pool lift to reopen in the coming weeks, once the repair is completed."

She said the safety of all pool users is their top priority.

About 130 people use the therapeutic pool on a daily basis.

Users are being directed to other pools in the Central Okanagan until the repair is made.



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