Problems at the Hellisheiði power plant have led to a significant decrease in the production of hot water for the capital region, leading to closures of all pools throughout the city.
Hellisheiði is a geothermal production facility near Reykjavík and the main supplier of hot water to the capital area. The recent disruption there could mean a 20% decrease in hot water production.
According to a press statement, teams have already begun the necessary repair work, and the closures will only be in effect for the remainder of the day.
Prior to the winter cold snap, several capital area pools had been considered for temporary closures, including Vesturbæjarlaug, Dalslaug, Suðurbæjarlaug, and Ásvallalaug. However, conditions did not require their closure.
Now, however, the decision will affect all 18 pools of the capital area, at least for the remainder of the day.
For updates on the status of Reykjavík city pool closures, see the Reykjavík city website.