The city's indoor pool besidethe Mix Street Little League complex is closed until about April 11 because a heater flamed out Sunday.
Park Director Ed Swicklas said the pool was shut down last week to replace drains.
When it was refilled and the heater turned on to warm up the water to the normal 81 or 82 degrees, it melted down instead.
Swicklas said that the chlorine and humidity in the Malone Aquatic Center likely contributed to the corrosion that caused it to fail.
At this point, it appears that replacing it will take about three weeks. Swicklas said he hopes to reopen the pool on April 11, but it could take longer.
The current temperature of the water is about 66 degrees and falling.
"It would be like swimming in the ocean," Swicklas said.*******
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