Posted: Jul 11, 2013 8:03 PM by Keele Smith - KBZK News
Bogert Pool was closed for the second day in a row due to a broken filter system.
But employees did their best to get the pool up and running, and city officials say it will be open for regular hours on Friday morning.
But today's closure caught some high and dry.
"We had no idea it was closed, we just showed up and saw the sign and was just kind of like ‘wow'," said Bozeman resident Shane Doyle.
Doyle is one of the many people who was disappointed to find Bogert Pool closed Thursday.
The pool's filtration system was broken and employees worked hard to fix it.
They found several torn grids in the filtration system--allowing volcanic ash, used to filter water, to leak into the pool
One employee says they're not the only ones having problems with the filter.
"They are having this same problem at many pools throughout multiple states with this same filtration system," said Dan McCarthy, City of Bozeman Aquatics Director. "So we're working with the manufacturer to come up with a resolution so this does not happen.
The broken filter was essentially pumping cloudy water into the pool. The water itself isn't dangerous to swimmers but when lifeguards can't see the bottom that they have to shut the pool down.
The $98,000 filtration system is only in its second season.
Doyle says instead of just fixing the filter, it could be time to redo the entire facility.
"Maybe they could take this place and rebuild it," he said. "You know, they did with McDonalds on Main Street, I don't see why they can't do it with the pool here over at Bogert Park."
Officials say the filter has been repaired and swim lessons will be held as scheduled.
Please call 582-2910 with any questions.