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Weekend visitors to the fantastic Wilson Aquatic Center may have been a bit dismayed to find the spa/whirlpool/hot tub out of order. There it was, just sitting empty, without the usual horde of middle-aged seekers of free relaxation.
John Stokes, spokesperson for the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), reassures us that the agency is almost obsessively monitoring the tub to ensure perfect conditions for Wilson users:
The spa was closed Saturday, Sunday, and part of [Monday] after it went below the optimal water temperature. Both Johnston Controls and Powermax are addressing the spa’s low water temperature. The spa is up and running as of 6pm [Monday] but temperature is still 3 degrees cooler than normal. Both contractors are continuing their work [Tuesday] and the spa’s temperature should be back at 102 degrees [Tuesday].