SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Maria’s Paul Nelson Aquatic Center was set to reopen on Monday, but an unexpected power outage pushed the opening back a day.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) crews spent the weekend working to fix a blown fuse which caused the pool's circulation pump and heater system to stop working.
But Tuesday's reopening can't come soon enough for swimmers! "Despite the hiccup, we're looking forward to some lap swimming time and we're going to have some swim lessons starting in the next couple weeks as some fun alternations to recreation swim," said Dennis Smitherman with the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department.
Recreation and Parks staff members said all county health safety guidelines will be in place when the pool reopens on Tuesday.