Hard Rock Casino pool closed until leak fixed | RecordCourier.com

Hard Rock Casino pool closed until leak fixed

A customer on Yelp posted this photo of the Hard Rock Casino's pool closed.

Stateline, Nev. — Officials at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe are looking for a leak in what is billed as the largest swimming pool at Stateline.

The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection confirmed that a routine inspection on Thursday revealed the pool was leaking water.

"Maintenance personnel noticed an increase in the usage of water for the pool – prompting an investigation," said JoAnn Kittrell, Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources public information officer. "The leak does not appear to be from the pool itself, which was built in 1960s, but from the water recycling plumbing."

According to the Hard Rock, maintenance personnel immediately shut down the pool, turned off all pumps, began working to pinpoint the cause of water loss and notified authorities at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

Workers' original estimate of 20,000 gallons a day was revised downward to 4,000-5,000 gallons a day after an inspection done on Tuesday by state officials, according to Kittrell.

Kittrell said the pool will be closed until repairs can be made.

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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe continues to work closely with regulatory agencies as it works toward an expeditious conclusion to this matter, according to a statement issued by the casino.

The pool is estimated to have a capacity of 200,000 gallons.