Leisure Pool Update 3/20/23

Dear Members,

We have been notified that the leisure pool slide and play structure project will not be completed by March 31st. The completion of this project has been delayed, due to circumstances beyond the City’s control. We will provide another update by the end of the month. While we are disappointed that this great amenity will not be completed on time as originally agreed, we are optimistic that it will be completed very soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these critical repairs.

Thank you,
Leif Ellsworth
Community Center Manager

Leisure Pool Update 2/22/2023

Dear Public,
When the Slide and Play Structure replacement project started the original scope of work was to replace the large slide and the APU (Aquatic Play Unit) and to re-plaster the pool. At the time of the plaster removal at the end of November some serious problems and unseen issues such as, rust and corrosion in wall structures and water intrusion were uncovered that had to be addressed.
We went to the City Council on December 6th, 2022 with a change order of $112,700 to remediate serious and extensive rust to the rebar of the substructure of the entire leisure pool. This remediation included rust removal, treatment, extensive waterproofing, tile removal and replacement. In addition, zinc anodes were installed to prevent future rust. During this time like everything else supply chain issues arose that caused delays in obtaining product. Here are a few pictures of the current progress and installation of the Aquatic play unit.
We were hopeful and optimistic for a December 16th reopening and announced that date, but the issues above made that impossible. The contractor has until March 31st to complete the project. We expect the project to be complete by that date.
We are very aware of the inconvenience and disappointment caused by the long closure, and we look forward to being fully open to serve the community at the Federal Way Community Center.
Thank you,
Leif Ellsworth
Community Center Manager

Swim Lessons – Gift Certificates!

We are now offering Gift Certificates for our swim lessons. What a great gift to give!

  • Private Swim Lessons (1-on-1 cost $30 for each half hour class)
  • Semi-Private Swim Lessons (2-on-1 cost $40 for each half hour class)
  • Group Swim Lessons (10 lesson session, twice per week over 5 weeks, costs $90)

Contact our Aquatics team if you have questions

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