Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Mata­mata’s pools, now known as Swim Zone Mata­mata, will re­open for busi­ness on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24. The in­door pool, dive pool and toddler pool will ini­tially be the only ar­eas open. Mata­mata-Pi­ako Dis­trict Coun­cil have said the out­door pool will open soon af­ter. The up­grade to the pool, worth around $1.3 mil­lion, took three months af­ter they closed on July 6.

The up­grade fo­cused on ac­ces­si­bil­ity im­prove­ments to the pool, as well as up­grades to the pumps, fil­ters and bal­ance tanks.

The coun­cil were able to in­stall heat­ing to the chang­ing rooms and a fresh lick of paint along with new floor­ing. There are also three more chang­ing cu­bi­cles in the in­door area, as well as a new ac­ces­si­ble chang­ing room and ramp ac­cess to the in­door pool. The in­door pool is now 32 de­grees, up from 28 de­grees.

While the pools were un­avail­able it was busi­ness as usual for Fit­zone Gym, Zone Espresso Bar and the United Mata­mata Squash Club.

Speak­ing ahead of the clo­sure, Mata­mata Fu­tures chair­man Frank Healey said the group were ‘‘pleased’’ the coun­cil were spend­ing money on the pool.

The pool will be open all Labour week­end from 10am5pm.

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