Piqua pool faces unfortunate setbacks

Mike Ullery | Daily Call The Piqua City Swimming Pool sits, full of water but empty of swimmers, as city workers wait on a part for a pump before the pool can be opened for the summer.

PIQUA — Piqua’s summer has yet to officially begin as the Piqua Community Pool has not been able to open due to a mechanical failure.

“We had a major pump go out,” Piqua City Manager Gary Huff said, explaining that the pump failed right around the time that they were set to open. The city was hit with another unfortunate setback as the company performing the repair ordered the wrong pump to replace the broken one.

“They had to reship it,” Huff said. The regrettable flub has been part of hold up on the pool’s opening.

“It was an unfortunate situation,” Huff said. “We are hopeful that we could open as soon as possible.” The city is hoping to open the pool as early as this weekend or next week, but there is no official date set yet.

“As long as everything works out,” Huff said, “we’ll get it open as soon as possible.”

The Piqua Community Pool was supposed to open on June 1.

The pool is located in Pitsenbarger Sports Complex, which is located at South Street and McKinley Avenue. The pool includes a 150’ waterslide, a baby pool, concession stands, swimming lessons, Teen Nights, and Family Nights, according to the city’s website.

Once it is open, the hours for the pool are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the exception of closing at 5 p.m. on Teen Nights
  • Tuesday Teen Nights, dates to be announced, are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday – Family Night from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The temperature must also be at least 70 degrees for the pool to open.

For more information on the city swimming pool, visit www.piquaoh.org/piquapool.htm or contact the Piqua Parks Department. The Piqua Parks Department is located at 859 S. Main Street and can be contacted at (937) 778-2085.