Baths closed a little longer
Swimmers at Parnell Baths won’t be able to get wet until the end of November.
Historically the baths have opened on the first Saturday in November - but this year that’s all changed, which has created a splash for some users.
Rob McGee, the leisure manager at Auckland Council, says due to upgrades, including the repainting of all the pools which has been weather dependent, the opening has been pushed back.
The Parnell Baths will re-open for the 2016/17 summer season on Saturday November 26 through until April 30.
The main pool is the largest salt water pool in New Zealand, measuring 60 metres. It is used by thousands of people each year to cool off during the summer months.
‘‘Maintenance currently under way at the baths is expected to be finished in the second week of November,’’ McGee says.
‘‘It will then take two weeks to get the pools filled up, treated correctly and ready to open to the public.’’
Waitemata and Gulf Ward councillor Mike Lee rose concerns over the opening dates.
‘‘It seems to me that the locals are being inconvenienced.’’
However, McGee says the World Masters Games do not impact the opening season dates and are only being used as a facility to train in before and during the games.
The Parnell Baths’ opening date has been moved until November 26.