Last chance to take a dip

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

The hotter days are slowly com­ing to an end so it’s high time for Fin­ley lo­cals to take ad­van­tage of the fa­cil­i­ties at the pool.

Af­ter three de­ter­mined years by the hard work­ing man­age­ment com­mit­tee, new seat­ing, ta­bles, chairs and much more have been in­stalled to im­prove the fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere around the pool area.

With the new in­stal­la­tions and up­grades, com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Linda Tur­ley is en­cour­ag­ing not just pool users but fam­i­lies to come and stay for a bar­be­cue and swim.

‘‘There’s the beau­ti­ful bar­be­cue area un­der the shade. It’s been a three year ef­fort to re­vamp the pool and work on get­ting the lit­tle things like more seat­ing in the shade.

‘‘Wa­ter mis­ters have been in­stalled around the new per­gola to keep peo­ple cool on re­ally hot days.

‘‘Ac­cess­ing the pool has also been made eas­ier with new stairs suit­able for any­one, in­clud­ing el­derly and dis­abled, rather than go­ing in straight up the wall.

‘‘We want peo­ple of all ages to be able to use the fa­cil­ity as much as pos­si­ble.’’

Mrs Tur­ley said the pool com­mit­tee has been lucky to re­ceive fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tions from other com­mu­nity groups such as Ro­tary, Li­ons and Apex.

‘‘The com­mit­tee has worked hard to en­sure the fa­cil­i­ties are up to stan­dard.

‘‘We’ve done our own work­ing bees, re­filled and cleaned the pool in­stead of wast­ing money on chem­i­cals.

‘‘There’s al­ways feed­back from the com­mu­nity on how we can im­prove the fa­cil­ity and we’ve taken on board what needs to be up­graded or fixed.

‘‘The sup­port of com­mu­nity groups who have con­trib­uted funds has al­lowed us to spend the money on what lo­cals want.

‘‘There are some par­ents and fam­i­lies who also do lit­tle things like stick­ing around to help clean up.

“This year has been quite suc­cess­ful for the pool and we thank the com­mu­nity for the sup­port,’’ Mrs Tur­ley said.

The Fin­ley Pool sold about 400 mem­ber­ship tick­ets this year, which was about 100 more than an­tic­i­pated.

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