Four paddling pools to be repaired by summer
Four Christchurch paddling pools will repaired in time for families to enjoy this summer.
Repairs are under way on the New Brighton whale pool and the Botanic Gardens paddling pool, while repairs are due to start this week on the Abberley Park pool in St Albans and the Woodham Park pool in Linwood.
City council spokesman John Filsell said the work included repairing broken pipes, relevelling the area surrounding the pools and concrete repairs.
"Having a good splash around in a paddling pool has long been an important part of many families' summer outings,'' he said.
''With a number of paddling pools closed last year due to earthquake damage, it is wonderful to be able to help thousands of families to create their own memories again this summer."
It was hoped all the paddling pools would be open during Show Weekend.
All the pools undergoing repairs, except the Botanic Gardens paddling pool, were closed last summer after they were damaged during the February quake.
The Botanic Gardens pool was open last summer but part of it was closed after the December 23, 2011, quakes.
While the work being carried out to the Botanic Gardens pool will allow it to reopen in time for summer, further repair work will be needed after summer.
Repair options and potential costs for the Scarborough paddling pool were still being considered by the council. The pool is more seriously damaged than the four being repaired and will not reopen in time for the 2012-13 season, along with the Avebury paddling pool in Richmond.
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