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Tawa pools makeover biggest in 40 years

Nov 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Shaun Pallet, manager of Tawa pool

Tawa pool will be working hard to gain back customers in six months time after the biggest make-over since it opened 40 years ago.

Malcolm Sparrow chair of the Tawa Community Board shares locals concerns about the summer closure.

“There will be an effort needed to win back their customers.”

Complaints have been voiced by the public about their pool being closed, especially over summer.

Shaun Pallet, manager of the pool handles those complaints and talks them through the reasons.

“Because the work is mainly to do with the roof, obviously having the good weather will get it done quicker.”

Wellington City Council is spending $2.1 million on the project including roofing, replacing rotting window frames, filter upgrades and general maintenance.

The last time the pool was closed was in 2006. It is closed every five years for maintenance but this is the longest project in years.

The major element is the roof, which will be replaced for the first time since the pool opened.

Due to problems with condensation and heating in the past the new roof will have a vapour barrier and acoustic ceiling.

Lifeguard staff at the pool have been reassigned to summer swimming pools to clean and prepare for the upcoming months.

Meanwhile the ‘Learn to Swim’ programme has been moved to Keith Spry Pool in Johnsonville.

The Tawa Pool will be reopened in April, but due date is still to be confirmed.

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