Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre closed again due to roof issues

Sylvan Lake’s Aquatic Centre has been closed again because of safety issues.

Sylvan Lake’s Aquatic Centre has been closed again because of safety issues.

An engineering firm inspecting the facility on Tuesday spotted roof structural issues that pose a safety risk.

The new shortcomings are unrelated to problems with corroded support columns that led to the pool being closed for most of May.

About $140,000 was spent shoring up the columns, which had been rusted by the humid conditions inside the Aquatic Centre. The damage was spotted during engineering inspections being done as part of the preliminary work on the new $33.5-million multiplex, the NexSource Centre, which will be built alongside.

Town officials say they are still waiting for more information from Associated Engineering to determine the next step and what repairs may be necessary.

Updates will be posted on the town’s website at www.sylvanlake.ca.