The new Cherokee County Parks and Recreation facility, which opened Memorial Day weekend, has been closed for the past week, but county officials reopened the miniature water park Thursday once a mechanical issue was resolved.
Bryan Reynolds, director of the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency, said the malfunctioning chemical controller responsible for controlling the pH and chlorine levels in the water was replaced.
“I’ve been up there much of the day and it is functioning perfectly, we have good clean water now,” Reynolds said Thursday. “We still have a few punch list items, but what kept us closed was the chemical controller was not operating.”
The park had only been open two days when it was discovered that the device was broken on Memorial Day, Reynolds said.
“The manufacturer thinks it must have been a power surge because it’s not working properly,” Reynolds said.
Officials with the county agency had posted signs around the facility to notify patrons of the closure, he said.
Reynolds said most people have been understanding.
“No one really wants to get in pool water that’s not clean,” Reynolds said.
After six years of work on the project, a ribbon-cutting for the splash pad was conducted May 25. More than 20 children came to be the first to play in the 60 feet by 40 feet facility that cost about $150,000.