Those who frequent the Poirier Sports and Recreation Complex may need to find another place to train in the water for the month of June.

The swimming pool at the Poirier Sports and Recreation Complex (PSLC) will be closed until the end of June.

The fitness center at the Coquitlam Recreation Facility will also be temporarily unavailable — but only for a week — as it is about to undergo maintenance upgrades, according to the city.

So swimmers attending the PSLC will have to find another place to flex their butterfly strides next month while staff make sure all equipment is up to code.

In a statement released today (May 18), Coquitlam Community Recreation Manager Vinh Truong said both PSLC facilities will be closed from May 31 and the pool is expected to reopen June 27.

“As the PSLC pool is open to the public daily and the systems are in continuous operation, the four-week closure is required for maintenance and cleaning that cannot be performed while the facility is open. Closure ensures a safe environment for staff and the public, reduces the likelihood of equipment failures and extends the life of city assets.”

The annual shutdown will see workers carry out a thorough cleaning of public use facilities inside the 190,000 square foot building.

This includes emptying pools and tanks, as well as sanitizing lockers, changing rooms, showers, pool toys and life jackets.

In addition, municipal staff will carry out a thorough cleaning of the fitness center and its equipment; it is expected to reopen on June 7.

Upgrades will also be made inside the PSLC arenas between mid-June and late July, Truong adds.

Where can I swim while waiting?

Coquitlam has three other swim facilities that will be open during PSLC maintenance upgrades.

This includes:

  • Downtown Aquatic Complex
    • Also has walk-in fitness classes and a weight room

  • Spani outdoor swimming pool (opening June 1)
  • Eagle Ridge Outdoor Pool (select hours starting June 11)

For hours of operation, we encourage you to visit the Pools page on the City of Coquitlam website.

You can also consult the Poirier Sports and Recreation Complex page for more details.