Tawa Pool back in business

SAM BOYER
Last updated 13:49 17/11/2012
Tawa pool
KRIS DANDO/Fairfax NZ
Tawa pool manager Shaun Pallett ahead of the pool's refilling and reopening.

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After a year laying empty, Tawa Pool is primed to once again be full of water, swimmers, and happy screaming children.

The pool has been closed since October last year, but today reopened with a splash.

At 1.30pm, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown officially opened the pool, and recreation manager Julian Todd said the community was excited about the relaunch.

"There's been a big response. Plenty of local people want to come down. It's looking good."

Activities at the pool will include inflatables, face painting, games, competitions and a sausage sizzle, and the theme for the day is 1970s disco.

"It'll be a big fun afternoon."

There's free entry to the pool all day, as part of a "huge thank-you" Mr Todd said.

The last 13 months has seen the pool upgraded with a new roof, extra beams, an acoustic ceiling, vapour barrier, resurfaced floors, new window bays and improved access to the mezzanine floor.

"The strengthening work was more involved and took longer than we anticipated, but it's worth the wait. As well as upgrading the pool facilities, we have future-proofed the building ... giving the community a safer and better place to swim."

Contact Sam Boyer
Consumer Affairs reporter
Email: sam.boyer@dompost.co.nz
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