Colman Pool to be closed tomorrow for more repair work

June 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 6 Comments

More repair work is needed at Lincoln Park’s outdoor Colman Pool, so it’ll be closed tomorrow, Seattle Parks just announced, “to accommodate emergency replacement of a pump. The pool is scheduled to reopen at noon on Saturday, June 22. Parks apologizes for the inconvenience to the public.” As reported here last week, the pool was 90 percent drained for valve work before its 7-day-a-week season began.


  1. Am I crazy for wondering why all the systems of this ( or any outdoor pool closed for the Fall/Winter) pool couldn’t be troubleshot and fixed during the off-season?
    Seems reasonable to wonder given our relatively mild climate, year-round.

    Comment by pupsarebest — 6:12 pm June 20, 2013 #

  2. No hope for the everyday citizen. We are sad. We work so much and was looking forward to this tomorrow even though the weather wasn’t supposed to be warm. All our tax dollars get spent by the likes of Booz Allen types :( will any politician step up?

    Comment by Sad — 9:12 pm June 20, 2013 #

  3. I still don’t know why we don’t redo Colman like Pop Mounger Pool in Magnolia. Pop has a 95% ROI or something crazy like that. With the current pool, they could upgrade it a bit and add a year round kids pool to the north.

    I’ve gone all the way to Lynnwood with my son just to swim in a kid friendly pool.

    Comment by Michelle — 10:45 pm June 20, 2013 #

  4. Colman pool: AWESOME the way it is right now. Seattle Parks: doing a great job maintaining this treasure with the resources we give them!

    Comment by Jim — 12:17 am June 21, 2013 #

  5. The pool was just redone last year, new shell, pipes and pumps. The Real Question Is…! Is this warranty work from the Contractor??

    Comment by 13KV Jay — 2:17 am June 21, 2013 #

  6. @13KV Jay, While I can’t speak to who is paying the bill, the components of the pump being serviced today have been in place for 7 years I believe. As the other @Jim pointed out, Parks dept. resouces are limited. And this is a salt water system which does tend to take a toll on equipment.

    Comment by Jim — 9:53 am June 21, 2013 #

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