Hilo swimming pool to close temporarily

The county Department of Parks and Recreation announced Tuesday that the Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium in Hilo will be temporarily closed from May 20-24 for replacement of the pool’s variable frequency device.

A variable frequency device works in conjunction with the pool’s existing pump system, adjusting the speed of the motor in response to changing pool conditions, allowing the pump to run at more precise speeds and adjust as needed, especially when the pool is not in use. This directly results in a reduction in energy use and makes the facility eligible for rebates through the Hawaii Energy Program.

The department apologizes for any inconvenience this closure might cause and thanks pool users and the general public for their patience.

For more information, call the Recreation Division at 961-8740.

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