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Rudiak calls to improve swimming pool inspection


Last week, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak introduced a resolution calling on the Department of Public Works to improve the process by which City swimming pools are inspected and repaired.

The move was prompted by the late opening of Moore Swimming Pool in the Brookline neighborhood of her district. The pool’s electrical service needs critical updates, and the pool will now open two to four weeks late.

“Our City pools are one of our greatest assets, and a source of joy for so many families,” said Councilwoman Rudiak. “We need to make sure that we identify critical maintenance needs and make repairs well in advance of summer, to ensure reliable, consistent service.”

The resolution will require that all pools are inspected twice per year, in October and March. Repairs necessary to open the pool on time are to be identified and completed in the off season. Emergency repairs may be necessary if and when severe winter weather damages pool equipment, but the hope is earlier and more frequent inspections will ensure a smoother repair schedule and pool season.

The resolution will also require pool inspection reports and data be made public. It also requires the last five years of inspection data, dating back to 2012, be made public.


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