February 2, 2022

UW Recreation is permanently closing the Pavilion Pool

The brilliant blue water of the Pavilion Pool shimmers behind a pair of starting blocks. The image is symmetrical, and the design of the pool and the ceiling appear to focus in at the center.

Over the course of the winter break, there was a catastrophic failure caused by a pipe that burst in the Pavilion Pool mechanical room. This led to eight feet of flooding and damaged all the mechanical and electrical equipment in the room, including some additional plumbing damage.​ UW Recreation made the difficult decision to permanently close the Pavilion Pool…