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Reykjavík Swimming Pools Reopened

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool in Reykjavík
Photo: Golli. Laugardalslaug swimming pool.

Capital area swimming pools reopened to the public this morning following a two-day closure due to interruptions in the Hellisheiði geothermal power station. Laugardalslaug opened at 7 am and other city pools at 11.30. The Nauthólsvík geothermal beach opened at 11 am.

Several of the city’s pools were closed last Monday due to interruptions in the Hellisheiði power plant operations. Repairs were completed yesterday morning but the swimming pools remained closed while replenishing the city’s hot water reserves. Sufficient hot water reserves are especially important in this recent cold snap, so that Veitur, the city’s utilities company can ensure unlimited services.

The reason for the staggered opening hours is that hot water to the swimming pools was limited until 6 am this morning. Swimmers are warned that the outdoor swimming pools will be a little colder than they are used to.

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