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Newport pool closed after malfunction causes it to drain

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013

Newport Parks and Recreation Director Jim Protiva (kneeling) and city street supervisor Dave White discuss efforts to pump out the municipal pool’s control room last Friday morning after a system failure caused the pool to drain. Employees arrived at 5:45 a.m. that day to find the nearly empty city pool. (Photos by Larry Coonrod)

City officials closed the Newport municipal pool on Friday, Feb. 15, after pool employees arriving to open the building at 5:45 a.m. found the 180,000-gallon pool nearly empty.

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