Gandy Pool Closed for the Day Due to Mechanical Issue
LAKELAND, FL (August 14, 2020) | Upon arrival at the Gandy Pool at the Kelly Recreation Complex this morning (Friday, August 14, 2020), Parks and Recreation Department staff discovered a broken pipe associated with the chiller system for the pool, which also caused the water level in the pool to drop. Chillers are used during warm months to keep the water at a more manageable temperature for efficient maintenance. At this point, the break appears to have occurred due to the average life span, etc., associated with aquatics parts and pieces (exposure to weather, water, pressure, chemicals during normal wear).
Parks & Recreation staff is working diligently to repair the issues., and the pool will reopen Saturday, August 15th.
Simpson Pool is open for lap swimming at 10 am and open swim at noon today (August 14).
The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population of over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third-largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
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