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Leak expert investigating problem that closed local pool

A central Kentucky pool remains closed on what would have been a very busy weekend for the facility.

Officials with Parks and Recreation discovered leaks in the Suffoletta Family Aquatic Center in Georgetown.

A leak expert came to the facility on Friday to try and figure out the problem and what it would take to fix it.

Parks and Recreation Director Geri Remley says they won't have an idea of when the gates can reopen until this inspection is complete. Tests on the pools water lines are expected to last through the holiday weekend.

Leak specialist, John Jensen, says even though the pool is only six years old, this kind of problem isn't unheard of.

"More than half of pools of any age leak water somewhere in the system. Sounds like the leaks that they have here are a little bit more than a small leak," Jensen said.

While the cause of the underground leaks has not been determined, construction at the future site of a new Kroger, just next door, has caused structural damage to nearby homes. An insurance representative and an engineer with Kroger were on hand to speak with the leak expert as he began his assessment.

With near record-high temperatures on the way, officials say it could have been a very profitable weekend. On a hot weekend like the one we're expecting, pool officials say they usually get around 1,300 visitors.


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