Bet­ter ac­cess at Lake Bo­lac pool

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

The el­derly, preg­nant women and peo­ple with in­juries can eas­ily ac­cess the wa­ter at Lake Bo­lac Pool af­ter staff worked with a spe­cial­ist man­u­fac­turer to de­sign new steps for the pool’s unique shape.

In the 12 days af­ter they were in­stalled in mid-de­cem­ber, more than 700 peo­ple vis­ited the pool, with the ma­jor­ity of swim­mers con­stantly us­ing the new steps.

Ararat Ru­ral City Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Dr Tim Harrison said life­guard Karen Mcin­tyre worked with Aus­tralian man­u­fac­turer Paramo­bil­ity to de­sign the steps es­pe­cially for the pool, which was built in 1980.

“The Peter O’rorke Memo­rial Lake Bo­lac Pool was not built with steps and pre­vi­ously only had two nar­row steel lad­ders, which made ac­cess dif­fi­cult for many peo­ple,” Dr Harrison said.

“The steps are a wel­come ad­di­tion as now a whole new group of pa­trons can ac­cess the wa­ter more eas­ily.”

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