Photo: The problem area at the Underwood Pool is the smooth entry area for the kiddy pool.
Only one day since opening to rave reviews and a full house, the town has decided to temporarily close the new Underwood Pool until Saturday morning, Aug. 15.
But for those who visited the facility on Monday, the reason for the closure is fairly obvious.
The three-day shut down will allow contractors and town employees to apply non-skid material to pool surfaces after several residents who first arrived at the pool Monday nearly slipped and fell since their feet could not grip on the smooth pool surface, especially at the entry of the “kiddy” pool.
The Higginbottom Pool (located at Belmont High School) will be open for public and lap swimming Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 12-14, from noon until 8 p.m.
For information on pool passes and future schedule updates, visit http://www.belmont-ma.gov/recreation