DURHAM, N.H. – Recent inclement weather and the need to remove an unexpectedly large piece of granite put necessary safety modifications to the current drain system at the University of New Hampshire outdoor pool behind schedule and delayed its opening until Monday, July 1, 2013. The university has opened the indoor pool in the Field House on Main Street extended hours to give those with an outdoor pool pass an opportunity to start the season.
The current drain at the outdoor pool is not in compliance with a recently revised federal law. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act requires an anti-entrapment system with emergency shut off to be part of the drain.
“We’re disappointed the wet weather and a particularly large slab of granite that required excavation necessitated a delay in the opening of the outdoor pool, but safety remains our number one priority and that requires modifications to the current drain,” said Stacey Hall, director of Campus Recreation at UNH. “Once the repair work is complete we will immediately begin to fill the pool so we can get the water quality testing done and the pool open.”
For information on hours at the indoor pool visit http://goo.gl/dcMNS.