Scarborough paddling pool condemned
Christchurch Earthquake 2011
The popular Scarborough paddling pool is damaged beyond repair.
Christchurch City councillors will today be asked to approve the demolition of the pool, at a cost of $50,000.
The pool has been closed to the public since the February 2011 earthquake. Investigations have revealed there are major cracks in the pool tank, the underground pipe work has cracked, and the concrete surround has slumped.
"Damage is comprehensive and irreparable," Christchurch City Council recreation and sports unit manager John Filsell said in a report prepared for today's community, recreation and culture committee meeting.
"Any options for the future of the site will require the demolition of the pool as all the existing infrastructure is damaged beyond repair and represents an immediate health and safety hazard."
The pool was fenced off but the fencing had not prevented the site being accessed by taggers and others. The damaged pool was unsightly and unsafe and needed to be demolished, Filsell said.
The plan was to knock the pool down and grass the area while long-term options for replacing the pool were investigated, he said.
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