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East Potomac Pool “Any idea what is going on here/why it’s closed?”

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm 8 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user nici161

“Dear Popville,

I just went to East Potomac Pool and it was closed and empty. Someone else who showed up confused said it was open last weekend. Although the DCPR website says it’s open, a mysterious tweet was dropped that says it’s closed for the season.

Any idea what is going on here/why it’s closed?”

From 2015:

“The existing pool and deck was built in 1935 and has exceeded its life cycle of 75 years.”

You can read some background on why extensive renovations were needed here.

  • KBT

    WHY is it so hard to keep the website up to date? Why.

  • CTAM

    It looks like DPR has Hains Point pool listed as closed for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, with a completion date of December 2018.
    https://dpr.dc.gov/page/east-potomac-pool
    Project details: https://dgs.dc.gov/node/1114136

  • anon

    “After Memorial Day weekend, outdoor pools will be open on weekends only until June 17, when city schools are dismissed for the summer. After June 17, outdoor pools will be open six days a week and closed one day a week for cleaning and maintenance.”

  • CathedralHeightsMetro

    Nooooo I just discovered this pool and was so excited about using it this summer. The location on Haines Point makes it perfect for triathlon training. Gonna mope now. 🙁

  • AJ

    A friend of mine asked about EPP earlier in the week. When I went to the site it clearly said it was closed for renovations. I notice the provided link references DC pools closing in October 2016. If the OP had the link bookmarked, they may be accessing a page that was not properly deactivated.

  • Anon

    The city has known this pool needed to be closed and redone for years. So why did it wait until just last month to open up the bidding process for reconstruction? Smells of incompetence. https://dgs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dgs/publication/attachments/DCAM-17-CS-0083%20IFB%20Construction%20Services%20for%20East%20Potomac%20Pool.pdf

    • textdoc

      The D.C. government, incompetent?? Never!
      .
      😉

  • Corvis Corax

    Sad to have it closed for the next two years but it sounds from the following like it’s going to be almost completely re-done. Will probably be amazing when completed. http://www.poolbids.pro/bid_opportunities/2017/06/07/7750048-construction-services-for-east-potomac-pool.html

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