Kona pool down 6 to 7 months

  • The Warrior Aquatics Swim Team practices at Konawaena Pool on Thursday.

  • Warrior Aquatics Swim Team members Sean Thornton, left, Rosa Barrett and John Palmer practice at Konawaena Pool on Thursday. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The Warrior Aquatics Swim Team practices at Konawaena Pool on Thursday. With the Kona Community Aquatics Center pool down for six to seven months, Konawaena will be open seven days a week. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — After almost being shut down for a full week, Hawaii County officials expect Kona Community Aquatics Center to remain closed for six to seven months until a new filter system can be installed.