“No sweetheart, that’s not blood.” Hillcrest Aquatic Centre’s swimming pool waters will be dyed pink on Friday, February 14 as part of the Vancouver Park Board’s creative celebrations for Valentine’s Day.
Pink dye will be added to the pool at 4 p.m. and everyone is welcome to come with their loved ones for a ‘romantic swim.’
According to Metro News, the non-toxic pigment only costs Park Board a maximum of $20.00 and will not die your hair or swimsuit pink. The dye is added through a filtration system and will take a day to filter out.
Hillcrest Aquatic Centre is Vancouver’s flagship swimming facility and was built as a part of the Vancouver Olympic Centre. The aquatic facilities include a 50-metre lap pool, 1-3-5-metre diving, leisure pool with lazy river, outdoor pool, a 70-person hot tub, large steam room and sauna, and state of the art fitness centre.
Other facilities at the community centre include a NHL-sized ice rink (formerly the Olympic curling rink), a Vancouver Public Library branch, and gymnasium.