Pools opening within two weeks

File photo: Tony Bullocks Priscilla McDade 8, of Long Valley N.J. tries to find away to beat the Clovis heat at Potter pool. Potter Pool and the Clovis Aquatics Center will be opening in the next two or three weeks, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter.

CNJ staff

Clovis pools will be opening within the next two weeks, according to Parks and Recreation Department Director Rob Carter.

Carter said the department is still working to bring the Clovis Aquatics Center pool up to federal and state safety codes after it was shut down in December. The Clovis High School swim team obtained a waiver from the New Mexico Environmental Department to use the pool until March 1.

Carter said the department is planning to open the Aquatics Center on Monday and Potter Pool on June 15 or 22. Both pools need to pass an inspection by the New Mexico Environmental Department before they can be opened.

Potter Pool’s opening has been delayed because of a shortage of lifeguards. Carter said because the department hasn’t had a pool for months, they have been unable to train lifeguards. Carter said they are looking for eight lifeguards and is hoping to conduct a lifeguard class next week.

Hours of operation

Clovis Aquatics Center

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Potter Pool

12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Wednesdays

Information: 769-7870