Welcome to the Gibsons
and District Aquatic Facility!
953 Gibsons Way, Gibsons BC
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The Gibsons and District Aquatic Facility includes a lap pool (20 metres), pool for tots with water feature in the centre, round pink pool, and hot tub.
Lockers with tokens are now available. Tokens are $0.50 each.
Some lockers are available if you wish to bring your own lock.
Hours of Operation
Facility is open for scheduled activites. To view times of activities, go to drop-in schedules and select Swim and Aquafit.
Annual Maintenance Closure
Facility will be closed July 29 to mid-October.**
**Hot tub replacement project is planned to occur during the annual maintenance closure.
For more information, please see below.
Please note that there is no accessibility lift at GDAF, until further notice. Should you require assistance before your visit, please call Tiffany Vellios at 604-885-6836.
Hot Tub Replacement Project
July 25, 2017 Project Update:
This summer the hot tub will be replaced with a fresh new design. Here is what you need to know.
The GDAF hot tub replacement project is underway!
SCRD is pleased to be working with Alfred Horie Construction as our construction manager. Alfred Horie brings more than 125 years of BC construction experience to this project. Detailed construction planning indicates that the dirty work (demolition and concrete work) required for the project will extend beyond the annual shutdown and will delay the planned September 5th pool reopening. Reopening requires a clean facility to protect patron health and safety, meet SCRD standards and to receive approval from Vancouver Coastal Health. The new target reopening date is mid-October. A further timing update will be available after August 15, when trade scheduling and lead time for equipment orders are confirmed.
Alternate Options during hot tub replacement project.
Staff are working to minimize impacts to the community by adjusting the fall programming calendar to provide more offerings at the Sechelt Aquatic Centre if demand allows. The public are encouraged to register for program waitlists, as this will determine the need for more programs. There will also be cross promotion of low impact fitness offerings at the Gibsons & Area Community Centre as a recreation alternative. An information update will be posted at Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility this week.
We look forward to welcoming patrons back for a soak in the new hot tub this fall as the weather turns colder.
What is happening?
A new six-person hot tub is being constructed at GDAF. The project will see the removal of the old tub. A cut will be made into the pool deck and a new concrete and tile tub constructed. A construction budget of $290,000 is in place to build the tub and update mechanical and electrical systems. The design was created by SHAPE Architects and Rocky Point Engineering. The construction manager will be hired in May 2017.
What is the timeline?
Construction is planned to take place during the summer’s annual facility maintenance shutdown. The hot tub will be completed in late summer or early fall. Inspection timelines and complexities related to the age of the facility have been taken into account during planning but are ultimately beyond the control of the SCRD, so only a window of time can be suggested for completion at this stage.
Will the new hot tub have any special features?
The most notable difference between the old tub and the new one is that ultraviolet light water treatment will be used. This process will reduce the amount of chlorine used by approximately half – making for a nicer soak that is easier on the skin and eyes and reducing chemical costs.
Why isn’t a less expensive fiberglass tub being used?
Budget-saving measures were considered as part of the design process. A fiberglass tub was researched, but does not meet the scratch-resistance/hygiene and slip-resistance standards required for public health in a recreation facility setting.
Where can I get more information?
Pool staff will be provided with updates by the project manager as work progresses and can answer your questions.
Thank you for your interest in the project and your patronage at the Gibsons and District Aquatic Facility.
Questions? Contact us.