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Good News, Bad News, Worse News

Day 4 of cloudy water issues. Deep end closed again.

Well, the good news is that the Wolfe Park pool was re-opened today. The bad news is that there is still a problem with the clarity of the water … DAY 4 … without a fix. The deep end was closed again because of the cloudiness of the water and the water again smelled of chlorine. The worse news is that a patch of thunder came by, and everyone had to clear the pool area for about 45 minutes.

Really though, that is not the "worse" problem. The worse problem is still this cloudy water issue. There are no signs up explaining what the problem is. There are no signs up explaining when it will be fixed. The lifeguards are either being left in the dark or they aren't saying what the problem is … and it has been 4 DAYS now.

People pay good money (in not so good times) to belong to Wolfe Park, and with the number of issues we have seen this entire summer, we should be entitled to some monetary relief. Give out refunds. Hand out gift certificates for 30% off next year's family membership rates. Do something.

Wolfe Park management? Hello? Anybody home?

HJD

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Jackie August 06, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Yeh, lets all go to a town meeting and when our half brain dead town officials get through telling each other how great they are then lets schedule another meeting to waste more time and accomplish nothing. It’s a pool FIX IT! Where is the leadership from First Selectman Vavrek that we were all were promised. Is he lost in the deep end, that is over his head again?
Nathan Smith August 06, 2012 at 01:59 PM
It really would be great to get an answer, Christine. If they don't have the answers internally, then they should seek outside help and get the problem addressed.
Caitlin K. August 06, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Hi Jon, There is a limit on the number of people allowed in the water. Maximum capacity is 160, and when we reach that number or the lifeguards are uncomfortable with the number of people in the water (at their discretion), we do not allow more to enter until a significant number of them have left.
Kathy Colletti August 06, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Vavrek can't even get the pool fixed. In one of the hottest summers on record our First Selectman is chilling in the A/C up at town hall. Hey Vavrek try doing something.
Barbara116 August 07, 2012 at 03:38 AM
When I was a kid, we had a pool and a company to deal with it. According to them, the strong smell of chlorine means there's not enough chlorine in the water and the chemicals and ph are all out of whack. Maybe we need someone new to deal with the pool!

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