Waverley Pool Upgraded

Waverley Pool Upgraded

Friday, April 05, 2013

Colourful shade sails and fence panelling have given a real lift to the Waverley Pool which has been progressively upgraded over the past two years. 

Other improvements include; an upgrade of the learners’ pool and changing rooms, replacement of old pipe works, beautification of the main entrance and car park, and replacement of the entire perimeter fence and the turf area at the south end of the pool complex. 

The upgrade project also included installation of a new solar pool-water heating system.

South Taranaki District Council Aquatic Services Manager, Dave Lee says this new system, combined with the work to minimise leaks has improved the water temperature in the small pools in particular and for all of the pools overall.

“Improvements to date have totalled $218,810 from an original budget of $240,600, but there is still a little bit of work to be done to improve the changing rooms, which will be done in the winter months,” says Mr Lee.

This season 8,160 visitors have used the Waverley Pool making it the third busiest rural pool after Manaia (9,090) and the new Patea Pool which topped the list with 12,360 visitors. 

Mr Lee believes the warmer water, improved environment and enthusiastic local swim teachers at Waverley Swimming Club and Waverley Primary School have combined to make Waverley Pool more popular, which has been borne out by the increased attendances over the past two years.

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