Did The Municipal Pool Get Struck by Lightning?


SAN ANGELO, TX – Did the San Angelo Municipal Pool get struck by lightning?

As previously reported, on Jun. 15, the City of San Angelo announced that the municipal pool was closed due to mechanical issues.

That day rumors began stirring across social media claiming that the mechanical issue was due to the pool being struck by lightning. San Angelo LIVE! reached out to the City of San Angelo's Recreation Manager that day to confirm if that was the case. 

"Hi Matt, the pool was not struck by lightning, however the same evening of the storm (Monday evening or night) a fuse went bad and caused the filtration system to stop working. Our Pool Manager caught it when he came in the next morning, we contacted an electrician to fix it and we had to order a part that we expect to be here by the end of the week. As soon As we get the part, we will install it and get everything running again. As soon as we get the chemicals adjusted and calculated and ensure the filtration system is working correctly we will reopen the Municipal pool. Simple matter of sometimes things go down, my staff was on it, did a great job of catching it, and it is in the process of getting fixed," stated the City of San Angelo's Rec Manager.

A few days later, on Jun. 18, the City of San Angelo's Public Information Office sent out a release stating "after a temporary closure due to lightning damage, the Municipal Pool is back open."

Following this release San Angelo LIVE! once again reached out to the Rec Manager for clarification.

"I have no proof of it being struck by lightning, something did make the fuse blow, but no indication of lightning hitting anywhere," stated the Rec Manager. 

Either way the municipal pool is back open and hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays for maintenance. Admission is $5 for ages 3-64, free for children 2 and younger, and $3 for ages 65 and older.

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