From the City of Newark's Summer 2012 Newsletter:
The will be closed for repairs starting just after Labor Day weekend, 2012.
It is anticipated that it will remain closed for approximately six months, reopening to the public mid-March, 2013.
The closure is necessary in order to repair the peeling paint at the ceiling structure. Because of the size of the Natatorium (swimming pool) and the height of the ceiling (up to 50 feet above the pool deck) the entire Natatorium interior will be filled with scaffolding.
All the paint on the ceiling beams, ceiling surface, and heating and ventilating ducts will be carefully removed, mostly by sand blasting, cleaned, and then repainted with special epoxy paints.
The fitness center and gym will remain open.
During the closure, we've secured space at Calphin Swim Center (34075 Fremont Blvd. in Fremont) for the following aquatic programs:
- Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise
- Aqua Motion
For questions about the closure or any of our programs, contact the front desk at 510-578-4620.
Editor's note: This report was slightly edited. Also in previous articles, city officials noted that the closure would impact the 2012-13 budget but also stated that the cost of those repairs will be paid for through a settlement the city received.