Colman Pool update: West Seattle’s outdoor pool closed again Monday

We have an update this evening on Colman Pool, the only city-run outdoor pool in West Seattle, closed all weekend because of a circulation-pump breakdown: The parts needed for repairs are expected to arrive tomorrow (Monday) and Seattle Parks hopes to reopen the pool on Tuesday – with the water likely to be colder than usual, since they can’t refill the pool until the pump’s fixed, and can’t heat the water until it’s in the pool. The pump failure, discovered Saturday morning, drained much of the water in the pool. Your city-run swimming options, in the meantime, include indoor Southwest Pool (2801 SW Thistle; schedule here) and, for the littlest West Seattleites, wading pools and Highland Park Spraypark (schedules/addresses here). Thanks to Allison at Colman Pool for the updates – including the latest photo of the sign outside.

4 Replies to "Colman Pool update: West Seattle's outdoor pool closed again Monday"

  • Louise Penberthy July 7, 2014 (9:45 am)

    The post says that the pump failure “… drained much of the water in the pool.”

    I was in the park yesterday afternoon, and I looked into the pool enclosure. The water level is barely 6 inches below where it usually is. Considering how much water Colman Pool holds, that doesn’t sound like “much of the water.”

    Anyone know what’s really going on?

    • WSB July 7, 2014 (9:53 am)

      Do you have some reason to doubt a broken pump is the problem? Please elaborate if so and I will be happy to follow up with more specific questions. The “much of the water” report came from a passerby, our original Saturday tipster, who said it appeared the pool was nearly empty. Perhaps s/he misperceived. And/or, perhaps some water has been added since then – I didn’t discuss water levels with the pool rep I’ve been talking to daily, just the issue of whether the part has been procured or not and when the pool would reopen. – TR

  • Cindy Craig July 8, 2014 (12:35 pm)

    Do you know if the pool is open today? I don’t see any notice of closure on the website.


    • WSB July 8, 2014 (12:38 pm)

      We published an update yesterday – yes, it’s open. Sorry I didn ‘t mention it again in the daily preview.

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