Maintenance Complete, Belmont Plaza Pool Re-Opens Today

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Belmont Olympic Pool Annual Maintenance Closure

Photo by Kelly

Belmont Plaza Pool, 4000 East Olympic Plaza, re-opened to the public today, November 14, at 5:30 am after being closed for several weeks for maintenance and repairs.

“The Belmont Plaza Pool is going to reopen with a splash, and I invite the community to attend our Open House on Monday and take advantage of the improvements,” said 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine took advantage of the pool’s annual September maintenance closure to replace pipes, pour new concrete around the pipes and replace or clean the pool tiles. The contractor worked seven days per week, 12 hours a day, to have all repairs completed by November 14. The project was funded by funds dedicated to the Belmont Plaza Pool.

To celebrate the re-opening, Parks, Recreation and Marine will hold an Open House with extended hours today, November 14. The pool will be open from 5:30 am – 2 pm and from 4 -7 pm, with water exercise at 6:30 am, 8 am and 6 pm. Regular pool hours are available at www.lbparks.org.

In addition, the Belmont Plaza Outdoor Pool will remain open until November 20 with a water temperature of 80 degrees with the following schedule:

Lap Swim
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7 am – 2 pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8 am – 12 noon

Recreation Swim
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 3 pm

Belmont Plaza Pool opened in August 1968, prior to hosting the Olympic Trials that year. Men’s and Women’s Diving, Men’s Swimming and Men’s Water Polo were held at the pool which featured an underwater television and sound system. The T-shaped, eight lane, million-gallon, all tile pool provided extremely smooth water due to extra wide and extra deep gutters and tiny water inlets at the bottom of the pool. The pool facility offers a weight room, locker room and showers, and the pool continues to be a popular choice for both public and competitive use.

Swim lesson registration for classes scheduled to begin in January is going on now. Visit www.lbparks.org to register online using the RecConnect program. Registration will also be taken at the pool during open hours beginning November 14. For more information about Belmont Plaza Pool, call Lori Jarmacz, Aquatic Supervisor, at 562.570.1809.

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3 Responses to “Maintenance Complete, Belmont Plaza Pool Re-Opens Today”
  1. ed zee says:

    Great work and well-appreciated. But “several weeks closure” was actually 10 weeks of down time; more than twice the original scheduled closure.

  2. Santiago DeVetis says:

    UPDATE: As of December 12th, 2011 the pool is now CLOSED because of a crack on the old boiler. A GOLD Sectional meet has to be place at an open pool, who runs this place???????

  3. Greg P says:

    Rumor mill has this place closing for good? Do we have an update? Right now they are canceling scheduled meets through May, 2012 so they are expecting 6+ months AT LEAST of closure.

    This pool is outdated and out-of-spec and falling to pieces. They cannot hold Olympic meets here any longer because the pool is too shallow. Problems are compounding. They either need to gut the pool and replace EVERYTHING (including dig out the old pool shell) or demo the whole place and start over from scratch. Band-aids and duct tape are no longer adequate.