Wish re­al­ity with grant for pool heat­ing

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

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.

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