Pool to close for three weeks

The Sapphire Aquatic Centre (SAC) swimming pools will be closed for a three week maintenance period during the July school holidays, from July 8-28.

Various maintenance and asset renewal works will require closure of the swimming pools at SAC in order to complete the necessary works. The main trigger for the pool closure is the time required to drain, prepare, paint, cure and refill the multi-purpose and splash pools.

The main works to be completed are:

  1. Painting of multi-purpose and splash pool: Five days to complete works, two weeks for pool paint to cure, and one to two days to re-fill the pool.
  2. Replacement of male change-room shower wall: Approximately three to four weeks, depending on contractor works program. (Possible to isolate work area during opening hours if additional time required)
  3. Replacement of splash /multi pool swimming pool balustrade (fence).
  4. Replacement of pool equipment, i.e. lane ropes, grates, valves.

Customers with pool memberships will have these placed on hold for the duration of the closure. Full access members will be provided with a voucher pack to use within centre.

The gym, dryland group fitness and child minding services will operate as normal during this time and will be staffed accordingly, with closure only affecting the swimming pool hall.

Council said it had tried to delay this pools closure for as long as possible, however the works were required and could not be delayed any further.

"It will be three years since the previous facility maintenance closure in 2016 for the replacement of the 25m pool liner. July has the lowest facility attendance during the year and would allow for the least disruption to the centre's operations, making this the most practical time to complete the works. During this time there will also be additional maintenance works completed around the centre, including general painting, repairs to walls, concrete floor joints and facility cleaning," council has said.

Council said it appreciated everyone's understanding. If you have any questions please email info@sapphireaquatic.com.au or phone (02) 6494 3100