While Matt Dishman Community Center, in the Eliot neighborhood at 77 N.E. Knott Street, opened at the end of August after a routine two-week annual maintenance closure, the indoor pool and spa will remain out of service until mid-October. During the additional six-week shutdown, the pool will be resurfaced to address hollow spots behind the plaster and cracks in the pool floor sub-surface.
The spa will be completely replaced, after Portland Parks and Recreation staff revealed that the spa was leaking 1,000 gallons of water daily. The replacement spa will have a larger capacity for 20 users and the mechanical systems supporting the spa – including piping, filters, chemical and chlorine controls – will be replaced. A new ultra-violet filtering system will also be added. Three fiberglass sand filters for the pool will be replaced by a single high-efficiency filter.
The Matt Dishman Pool and Spa will open with a celebration in mid-October.