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Ask the Mayor: Kīhei Aquatic Center Has Reopened

November 27, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated November 30, 2:35 PM
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The Kīhei Aquatic Center. Photo courtesy Maui County

The Kīhei Aquatic Center. Photo courtesy Maui County

UPDATE: Nov. 30

Kīhei Aquatic Center Has Reopened

The Department of Parks & Recreation has announced the reopening of the Kihei Aquatic Center, after it closed on Nov. 22 due to electrical equipment failure.

Mahalo to all center users for their patience and understanding.

ORIGINAL POST: Nov. 27

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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

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Aloha Mayor,

Q: I saw there was a recent announcement that Kīhei Aquatic Center is closed indefinitely due to an electrical failure.

I don’t mind swimming in the ocean but parking is better (and safer) at the pool because Kīhei beaches are always so busy.

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Is this electrical problem serious and how long will repairs take?

A: I have good news and bad news. The bad news is yes, it is serious. The main electrical breaker shorted out and without it we can’t run our pool pumps and filtration system, which we need to keep the water clean and sanitary for public use.

The good news is our parks department had the part shipped in recently and will be working over the weekend to make repairs. So hopefully we can send out another announcement that the pool will be open again very soon, by mid-December at least.

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