City will address hazardous condition of Natatorium seawall

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
By Star-Advertiser staff

The city today advised people to stay away from the deteriorating concrete seawall of the Waikiki Natatorium, and said work to address the situation will take place next week.

A recent inspection revealed that portions of the natatorium’s seawall are severely cracked and could fall, injuring swimmers, the city said.

Mitigation work will begin Monday and is expected to take five days. Workers will remove cracked concrete along the pool’s perimeter. Temporary scaffolds will be erected and workers will use hand tools to remove the damaged concrete, which will be lowered onto rafts and brought ashore.

Buoys will be placed 20 feet from the seawall to keep swimmers and beach users out of the work area, the city said.