The pool, built in 1968, has been a community resource for more than 45 years.
"Due to age-related structural and engineering issues that can no longer be repaired, and after exploring all possible options to keep the pool open, we regret to announce that the pool must be permanently closed," the release states.
According to its 2009-2010 report, attendance had dropped 25 percent at the pool and revenues through grants and donations were falling short. High property insurance and utility costs contributed to a shortfall of $33,000 in repair and maintenance costs.
Pool staff members will continue to offer aquatics rehabilitation services at existing partner sites; the Palo Alto Family YMCA and the San Jose State University Timpany Center.
Pool officials are pursuing partnerships with other local pools throughout the area to offer swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes.
In the meantime, a long-term planning group comprised of aquatics staff, participants, board members, and community leaders is exploring options to find a permanent solution to meet the aquatic needs of the community.
A meeting on the organization's future will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the pool, 3864 Middlefield Road.
The pool's services have included prenatal exercise classes, Adapted Aquatics for people with developmental disabilities, therapeutic rehabilitation for people recuperating from injuries and surgeries, exercise classes for individuals who prefer to work out in water, and open swim for individuals and families.
Abilities United (formerly C.A.R, Community Association for Rehabilitation) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization for children and adults with developmental disabilities and physical disabilities who live in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties.