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Some rec center pools to close temporarily for maintenance

The Providence Rec Center swimming pool will be among those closed for deep cleaning starting Aug. 21 (via Google Maps)

As summer winds down, the Fairfax County Park Authority is gearing up to give some of its swimming pools thorough cleanings.

The pools and spas at the Cub Run, Providence and Franconia recreation centers will all be closed starting Monday (Aug. 21) for “deep system cleaning and necessary maintenance,” the park authority recently announced.

The closures will coincide with the first week of classes for Fairfax County Public Schools and continue through Labor Day. This period from late August to early September tends to see less pool usage “than at any other point throughout the year,” FCPA Regional Operations Branch Manager Kimeshia Junkins said in a press release.

“The Park Authority appreciates the patience and understanding of pool patrons as we conduct this work as quickly and efficiently as possible,” Junkins said.

The closure schedule is below:

Cub Run Rec Center (4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly)

  • Leisure and Competition Pools and Spa Closed: Aug. 21
  • Competition Pool Reopens: Sept. 5
  • Leisure Pool and Spa Reopen: Sept. 16

Providence Rec Center (7525 Marc Drive, Falls Church)

  • Pool and Spa Closed: Aug. 21
  • Pool and Spa Reopen: Sept. 6

Franconia Rec Center (6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria)

  • Pool and Spa Closed: Aug. 21
  • Pool and Spa Reopen: Sept. 9

The park authority typically follows a two-year cycle to deep clean the pools at each of its nine rec centers. The George Washington Rec Center pool in Mount Vernon has been closed for maintenance since July 24 but is scheduled to reopen this Sunday (Aug. 20).

“The Park Authority is coordinating this needed work to minimize any inconvenience and deliver an improved experience for Rec Center members,” the FCPA said. “Projects include deep cleaning of the pools and pool decks, retiling in showers and addressing other improvements throughout each center.”

Photo via Google Maps