Delay in Pool Opening

Wait? What?

Unfortunately the long wait is not over, our opening day will be delayed. Here’s what’s going on…

Earlier this week the motor that drives the main circulation pump for our pool died. Upon further investigation the cause has been determined to be an extremely slow draining sewer line, and when a heavy rain squall rolled through on Tuesday afternoon the water level inside the mechanical area where this motor/pump are located was flooded.

Since the discovery and confirmation of this issue on Tuesday evening, there has been non-stop effort to get this resolved as quickly as possible and when I was told Wednesday morning that it would be next Monday before anyone could even look at our problem, I had to step up way outside of my comfort zone and decide that we were going to put our own team together and get this thing fixed ourselves.

So with my dream team assembled and someone lined up to rebuild our motor and pump we set about removing the assembly ourselves Wednesday evening.

On Thursday morning the assembly was off to the rebuilder and I just got off the phone with them, late Thursday afternoon with an update. They have begun the process of taking things apart and barring anything too major, the initial estimate is that it will take 4 days to get things back together on their end. Fortunately they will work on it through the weekend too.

A side note, rebuilding our motor and pump in this case is truly the fastest and most economical way to go about this, these sorts of things are not typically just things that are available on the shelf and if we rebuild what we have then we don’t need to involve the health department which could cause further delay.

Now the earliest I am expecting the rebuilding to be completed will be Monday. Whatever the day though we’ll need at least another day to get it installed, and things up and running again.

The other thing that still needs to be addressed in this, and it’s the thing I have lost more sleep over the past couple of nights, is the sewer line.  That’s set to be checked Friday morning and I’m really hoping this is something that can be easily remedied. Cross those fingers!

While it’s an unfortunate set of circumstances for sure, I’m really glad that this did not occur during the middle of July…

I will be sending out periodic updates as this moves along and probably more frequent updates on our social media accounts.

I hope to see you at the pool very soon!


Saturday, May 19th – pool closed

Sunday, May 19th – pool closed

Monday, May 20th – pool closed

Tuesday, May 21st – TBD


Upcoming Events:

  • New Member Meeting – will be rescheduled
  • Swim Team Suit Fitting – still on at the pool 5:45-7:45pm (unless the sewer thing goes sideways, in which case we are exploring alternative sites)


For up to date details on any and all schedule information please check the club website/calendar.



The online store order dates are May 13-23. Any member can order swim team gear (not just swim team participants).

Instructions for ordering of swim team gear:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on My Teams Login, located in the upper right of the home page
  3. Create a new account or log in to your existing Sylvia’s Swimwear account
  4. Enter the Team Code (WWSUM19) into the Add A Team section. Click Add Team or press Enter.
  5. Click on the Team Name to enter the WW Pool My Teams page
  6. You can browse by categories via the menu on the left side
  7. Select desired products and sizes and Add To Cart. (Note: custom products may have an option for logo and/or name. Names are automatically added when any entry is made in the Add Name field.)
  8. Check your order carefully as all custom orders are final sale.
  9. Follow the online instructions for Checkout to complete your order.

Below are images of the gear available through our online store at Sylvia’s Swimwear.

If you have concerns about sizing you can come to the fitting on May 20th from 5:45 to 7:45pm, or contact our Sylvia’s Swimwear rep Jamie Pastrana for assistance.

Sylvia’s Swimwear
Bellevue, WA
M-F, 9am – 5pm