Swimming plans are all wet

The city hasn't spent much money on its newest swimming pool.

Okay, I think I know where the money to fund the transit referendum “yes” campaign came from.

I went to the Surrey rec centre pool at 16655 Fraser Hwy.

I found it was closed for a movie shoot and then maintenance until April 22. I then noticed a sign stating the new pool in Guildford was open. So off I went to check it out.

It was like someone had jack-hammered some large square holes in the floor of a warehouse and filled them with water.

The walls, ceiling and floors are stark white – not an inch of colour anywhere. The men’s change room is way too small, with one single toilet, and no shelves or hooks close to the showers to hang or place your bag of clothes so you can keep an eye on them.

It gets better: Patrons are not allowed to walk on the bulkheads to cross from one side to the next. Walnut Grove pool next time and from now on. Big time fail.

 

Will Rogers, Surrey

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