AQUATIC CENTRE UPGRADE
A re-theme at the Porirua Aquatic Centre started this week that will include a fresh coat of paint throughout, modern new glass-reinforced stairs with a funky, partially translucent tunnel leading to the hydro slide, a new roof in the steam room, improved energy-ef cient lighting over the leisure pool and new revamped poolside lockers. New pool covers for the lane pool that will roll away each day under built in seating is also being added to save energy costs by reducing heat loss at night.
The entrance to the Arena and pool will also have a facelift, with the installation of new slip-resistant ooring and added decorative features. Along with the refresh, a lot of maintenance work will be carried out behind the scenes in the plant room. To stop the recent water loss to the lane pool, new water feeder pipes will be xed at a low level along three sides of the pool. The pool is expected to reopen on Friday 16 August.