Yesterday morning, they emptied, cleaned, and started refilling the pool. It concerned me that they waited until the last possible minute to do this as I asked them to do it on Thursday. It takes a long time to fill the pool, at least 24 hours to get it to a decent level.
At lunch time, I went back to the pool. There was no one there, the water was not flowing into the pool, and the National Team tryouts were 26 hours away. I finally found the Afghan soldier who is in charge of the pool. Since Reshad, and no other Afghans who could translate for me, were there, with my extremely limited Dari skills and hand directions, I was able to effectively communicate that the pool needed to be filled. Without water, it would be quite difficult to host a water polo national team tryout.