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Gaithersburg Water Park Opens Saturday, Delayed Openings at 3 Montgomery County Pools

Gaithersburg Water Park Opens Saturday, Delayed Openings at 3 Montgomery County Pools

The Gaithersburg Water Park located next to Gaithersburg High School and the skate park near Rt. 355 and Summit Ave will be opening for the summer starting this Saturday at noon. For more info on schedules, daily and season passes, etc. call 301-258-6445 or visit their website.

The water park is located at:

506 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, Md  20877

For Immediate Release: 5/20/2009

Recreation Department Announces Delayed Opening for Several County Swimming Pools

Several swimming pools run by the Montgomery County Department of Recreation will not open on Memorial Day weekend as planned due to a delay in obtaining new custom drains and grating. The drain covers are required under a new federal law passed in December 2008 called the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The law which affects all public swimming pools, requires the installation of anti-entrapment drain covers.

The Recreation Department has been working diligently with both local and state regulating agencies for more than a year to bring all its pools into compliance. Most pools have been updated and will open as scheduled on May 23. The affected pools needed custom drains and grating which have taken longer to design and manufacture than originally anticipated. Recreation officials hope to have the pools in full operation in coming weeks.

The following facilities will experience delays in opening some pools:

• Bethesda Outdoor Pool, 6300 Little Falls Parkway – main pool will be closed; lap pool, baby pool and teaching pool will be open;

• Germantown Pool, 18905 Kings View Drive – leisure pool closed; main pool and kids pool open; and

• Wheaton/Glenmont Pool, 12621 Dalewood Drive – leisure pool closed; main pool open.

For more information, call 240-777-6860.

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Media Contact: Sue Tucker, 240-777-6507
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