Wish reality with grant for pool heating
Residents in Dumbleyung can expect to be swimming in a heated pool by next summer, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Federal Government.
Shire president Jacki Ball said the community had wanted a heating system for the pool for a significant amount of time.
“It’s been an issue for a long time. We’ve wanted to extend our (opening) season slightly,” she said. “We have early morning swimmers in three days a week at 6.30am, so it can be a bit chilly some mornings.
“It’s been really freezing cold in there this year. A heat system will make it much more comfortable.
“It drops down to about 20something degrees, this will bump it up a couple of degrees and make it that little bit nicer.”
The Shire will have to contribute a further $13,000 to make the heating system a reality.
Chief executive Matthew Gilfellon expects installation will begin by May, with the system ready to use by next summer.
The grant was given to the Shire through the the Federal Government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program.
Dumbleyung Shire president Jacki Ball says the community has wanted a pool heating system for a while.