Pool showers now 'fixed': Coquitlam staff

“Eco-friendly” showers installed last month at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex pool during its annual maintenance shutdown are fixed after early complaints.

New push-button shower controllers were put in the change rooms in June but swimmers complained afterward about water temperature.

Michelle Hunt, Coquitlam’s director of planning and business services for the parks department, said while the temperature level can be adjusted manually with a handle, the push-button valves and low-flow shower heads posed some challenges when the pool re-opened this month.

Yesterday, Hunt reported the flow and temperature issues had been addressed.

Another concern raised by swimmers after the reopening was the hand-held shower heads, which Hunt said are not durable enough for public use and will soon be replaced.

Next month, the city will shut down the City Centre Aquatic Complex for its annual cleaning. There are no equipment changes planned as CCAC already has push buttons for its showers but Hunt said low-flow shower heads are being considered for that pool as well.

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Global music, dance and entertainment can be seen and heard in Coquitlam next week.

On Tuesday, world beat performers will take to the Spirit Square stage (behind Coquitlam city hall) for the city’s annual multicultural day.

Titled “It’s All About Us,” the free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include prizes and activities. The Glen Pine 50 Plus Society, SUCCESS and the Evergreen Cultural Centre are also sponsors.



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