Tawa Pool back in action

BY KRIS DANDO
Last updated 11:36 30/10/2012
30-KPN-fillingWEB
Kris Dando

BACK IN ACTION: It’s a slow process, but water is streaming back into Tawa Pool, says manager Shaun Pallett.

Relevant offers

Kapi-Mana News

Porirua City Council spends $1.5 million on new emergency operations base Whitney Souness regaining fitness, ready for new netball national competition Traditional Melanesian female tattoos being revitalised and created by hand needling Fed-up resident says Porirua council doing a rubbish job when it comes to litter Nick Leggett: Why I've ditched Labour for National Average house prices in Porirua rise steeply, rates could follow Porirua ahead of the pack: city leading the way in desexed registered dogs Winners in the community: months of work pays off for Porirua parent graduates Seven arrested in Wellington meth bust Flooding in Duck Creek, Porirua, only a temporary disruption for housing developer

Water flowing back into Tawa Pool is music to Shaun Pallett's ears.

Last Friday the pipes were re-opened and the main pool started to slowly fill. But it was to take a few days, under careful monitoring.

It has been more than a year since the pool closed. Firstly, it had its five-yearly maintenance closure in October 2011, which was meant to take six months, including tile repairs, window bay replacement, resurfacing, re-painting and work on pumps and pipes.

But in March came notice that the building needed earthquake-strengthening, costing $818,000.

Pool manager Mr Pallett said he and the rest of the team are excited to be back in business.

''We were only six weeks from re-opening [in April] when the word came through that the extra strengthening was needed.

''All the staff were billeted out to other Wellington pools, but everyone's looking forward to coming back here. We do have to fill the pools slowly because the pipes have been dormant for a year, but we'll have everything good to go for the new opening date,'' he said.

The pool will open to the public on November 12. The official re-opening party will be on November 17, which is close to the pool's 40th birthday.

To celebrate the day there will be a 1970s disco theme with plenty of family entertainment. A mural outside will be unveiled and there will also be activities in Grasslees Park.

Ad Feedback

- Kapi-Mana News

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content