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North swimming pool closed for repairs

March 21, 2018
By CHUCK BALLARO ( , North Fort Myers Neighbor

The North Fort Myers swimming pool has served area residents for nearly 60 years and is the oldest community pool in Lee County.

Unfortunately, it is feeling its age and has been closed until future notice for maintenance and repairs, which will affect upcoming programs.

Betsy Clayton, Lee County Communications director, said the closure stems from mechanical and structural issues that affect pool operations and require contracting services from an engineer to resolve them.

Parks staff is working closely with the Facilities Construction & Management Department to address the issues and reopen the pool as quickly as possible. The engineer should be on-site in the coming weeks and will be able to better determine a solution as well as a timeframe for reopening the pool, Clayton said.

Water aerobics class and Junior Lifeguard camp are canceled at the North Fort Myers location, but will continue to be offered at the other community pools in Lehigh Acres, San Carlos and Pine Island.

Swim lessons and water aerobics classes will be offered at the North Fort Myers High School pool, at 960 Iris Drive, while school is out of session for spring and summer break.

During spring break this week, that pool will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours during summer break will be Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:45 p.m.

Water aerobics will be offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m.

"We realize this is a popular Parks & Recreation facility in the community, and we are working diligently to further assess the problem, and then fix the pool and get it reopened as soon as possible," said Jesse Lavender, Lee County Parks & rec director. "We encourage North Fort Myers residents to check the website, as we will post updates on progress there."

For more information, go online to or call Lee County Parks & Recreation at 533-7275.



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