Partner Advertisements
DC Tri Club Forum {dialogue}

Previous Page   Page: 1   Next Page

Chinquapin pool closing for at least half a year for repairs
CREATED: 11/30/12 by HappyRunner REPLIES: 3
HappyRunner's ravatar HappyRunner    JOINED: 1/15/11    POSTS: 177
Chinquapin pool closing for at least half a year for repairs
POSTED: 11/30/12 8:26 PM

Don't know whether this is general knowledge or maybe I'm the just last to know.

Chinquapin is closing for at least five or six months beginning in May 2013 for mechanical system repairs. During the summer, all the aquatic programs will be moved to the three outdoor pools. Starting next Fall until the eventual completion, Alexandria residents are just SOL.

BTW, if you ever happen to set a PR at Chinquapin, it doesn't count. The pool is short several centimeters. They picked a crappy contractor in 1985 when it was built.

morunner66's ravatar morunner66    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 686
RE: Chinquapin pool closing for at least half a year for repairs
POSTED: 12/03/12 8:16 AM

Actually, Chinq did that on purpose so the pool would be used for recreational use only. The city despearately needs an indoor competition pool though.

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1655
RE: Chinquapin pool closing for at least half a year for repairs
POSTED: 11/18/13 4:20 PM

The latest long set of renovations are done. Tho the lanes looks the same. The locker rooms are new, and I heard the HVAC system was redone.

Even better, there's talk of another renovation to add championship, 50-meter lanes.

IronMike's ravatar IronMike    JOINED: 6/11/13    POSTS: 48
RE: Chinquapin pool closing for at least half a year for repairs
POSTED: 1/27/14 11:28 AM

Add'l update: initially when they opened back up, they made you get a locker key from the front desk. Now you can put your two quarters directly into the lockers.

This is important: bring your own 50 cents, they don't always have change (doh!).

Previous Page   Page: 1   Next Page

New Post

Only logged in and active members of the DC Triathlon Club may post messages on the Forum.


Search Terms

 
Match Criteria