Staff and contractors have been working to diagnose and repair an underground pipe leak. Due to its design, this has been an intricate process that involved specialized contractors with limited availability which has been further hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. All repair options are being explored to ensure fiscal responsibility.

The spa pool was losing considerable amounts of water overnight (2-3 inches) and the auto-fill function was unable to keep up. The amount of water loss and where it was going was very concerning. To find the leak, we had to empty and close the spa pool. The piping had to be sealed and pressurized with a special gas to determine if it was the spa return lines or the jet lines.

Our pipe configuration under the concrete deck has many different 90-degree angles which complicated the leak detection process. If the source of the leak were to be in an easily accessible location, the repair could be made and we could reopen the spa pool in only a few days.  This was not the case in our situation.

After months of unsuccessful attempts, we finally determined the leak is in the jet lines. There are 14 jets in the spa pool. To find which specific jet line was leaking, we would have had to shut down the pool and all mechanical equipment overnight for additional pressure testing. Removing all noise would allow the leak to be detected in a very intricate and detailed process. After discovering which jet(s) is leaking, we would need to saw cut into the spa pool, chisel out the concrete around the damaged pipe(s), make the pipe repair(s), and refinish the work area to match the existing aesthetic. A repair would not guarantee that another similar leak would not happen in the future as the spa pool is more than 25 years old. Due to these reasons, we have decided to fully replace the spa pool.



The State of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires pool renovations to have an IDPH permit. The permit requires calculations and stamped drawings prepared by a professional aquatic engineer. The artistic renderings of the future spa pool are shown below.

The Streamwood Park District entered into a contract last July with WT Aquatic Engineering and the process is nearly complete. The District has received a grant application for the project in the amount of $300,000 to the State of Illinois’ Department of Economic Opportunity (DCEO). These funds will cover most of the anticipated project budget cost of $350,000. The Streamwood Park District would like to thank Illinois Representative Fred Crespo for his assistance in securing the state funding.

Demolition of the existing spa pool was completed in April 2024. The estimated timeline of the renovations and reconstruction of the new spa pool is expected to be completed in mid-to-late June 2024.


As of January 2024, the lap and activity pools at the Park Place Aquatic Center have been resurfaced with DiamondBrite surfacing .

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