Culver City Pool The Plunge set to Reopen March 11, Weather Permitting
Culver City officials announced last week that the Culver City Municipal Pool, also know as The Plunge, is tentatively scheduled to reopen Monday, March 11 if weather permits. Local listing agent Martin Feinberg notes that The Plunge was closed at the end of February when employees discovered broken glass covering the pool deck and also in the pool.
The Culver City press release stated that the City decided to close the pool for cleaning and maintenance “out of an abundance of caution.”
Officials also said, “While this emergency situation is unfortunate and the closure unscheduled, staff is working diligently to minimize the impact on the community,”
Since The Plunge’s closure, the staff have been draining and cleaning the pool. They have also been making as many repairs to the pool and locker room as possible before the opening. The pool had initially been scheduled to be closed from March 18 through April 7 to complete a new locker room project. However, since this unscheduled closure, the staff has worked “exceedingly hard” to complete those repairs early in order to minimize the amount of time The Plunge will be closed later, officials said.
Unfortunately The Plunge will still need to be closed for an additional three days, sometime between March 18 and April 7, to replace the pool pump and motor. Those specific dates are still yet to be determined though.
As to the cause of the broken glass in the pool in February, the City press release stated, “At this time, the City does not have information that indicates whether Sunday’s incident was a malicious act/vandalism. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding as city staff work to reopen The Plunge.”