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Tanglewood Aquatic Center delays opening for fine-tuning

CLEMMONS, N.C. — It may be the most fun public pool in the Piedmont.  The newly renovated Aquatic Center at Tanglewood Park now has a winding tubing river, two water slides, a splash pad and a lot more places to sit.

Forsyth County Commissioners took a tour of the aquatic center Thursday afternoon.  They thought they’d be celebrating the opening of the pool, but that date is on hold due to “unforeseen construction issues.”

Mike Anderson, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Director said there is fine-tuning to be completed before the center’s opened.

“Just little minor things we’re correcting… we have to make sure we have it just right before we’re comfortable letting the public in,” said Anderson.

“I saw it posted that it wasn’t going to open so we were like ahh. Now obviously we can’t go tomorrow,” said a Forsyth County mom who asked not to be named.

She and her daughter were planning on using the pool over the weekend.  They’ve been waiting since Memorial Day.

“That was one of the reasons I came down to the park today. I wanted to see how far along it looked.  It actually looked ready to me,” said the mom.

It’s a letdown for a lot of people.  Tanglewood is one of the most popular public pools in the area.  Its capacity was just over 600 people — now that it’s expanded — the capacity is 1100. The children can’t hardly wait for the fun they know they’ll have.

“I’m really excited because you see all the slides and a little center over there where they have things that come pouring down on you,” said Jackie’s daughter, Baleigh.

Forsyth County Parks and Rec was aiming to open the Aquatic Center on Friday, but now they’re going to have to shoot for some time next week.

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