It's a waiting game for Marshalltown Parks and Recreation and aquatic center staff.
They're waiting for repairs on the one of the aquatic center's pumps, which malfunctioned Thursday afternoon.
"Debris became caught in the pump, which caused it to fail," Chad Weir, recreation superintendent with Parks and Recreation, said. "The pump was pulled and is being repaired by a local business."
Shown is the Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center. A pump which circulated water to three slides and the lazy river malfunctioned Thursday. Staff closed those pool features until repairs are made.
The pump circulates water for three slides and the lazy river feature.
Staff was forced to close the area housing the slides and lazy river Thursday, but diving boards, kids area and lap swim sections remain open.
The daily admission fee has been reduced to $3, since customers can access only a portion of the aquatic center.
Weir said staff are hopeful operations will return to normal Saturday, but expressed caution.
"If everything falls into to place we are anticipating being ready Saturday," he said. "That is assuming the pump is repaired, returned, installed, necessary chemicals applied and water circulated. All require manpower and nothing is guaranteed."
Weir said he did not have exact figures, but expects the repair to be expensive.
"The pump is essentially being rebuilt ... it will be like new," he said.
Attendance has declined due to the pump malfunction.
"Our attendance has declined by approximately one-half," he said. "The slides are very popular with kids and adults alike ... as is the lazy river."