No pool relief in sight
TWO Wanneroo Aquamotion pools will be closed these summer holidays and the Quinns Beach shark barrier will not be operational.
Structural issues and delays in manufacturing materials being delivered have led to prolonged closures for the City of Wanneroo’s swimming facilities, more than doubling the timeframe to reopen the lap and leisure pools at Aquamotion.
The closure of pools for retiling works was originally meant to last four months from September, but community and place director Debbie Terelinck said “unforeseen structural issues” caused delays.
Mrs Terelinck said every effort was being made to open facilities for public access as quickly as possible, but the complexity of the work meant a specific date could not be provided.
“It is anticipated both the leisure pool and main 25m lap pool will reopen mid-2019,” she said.
“The render is coming away from the basins of both the lap and leisure pools.
“The unexpected extent of work has a snowball impact on the completion schedule, including the ability to begin retiling and subsequently refilling and water testing.”
The Quinns Beach swimming enclosure, which was removed in winter after severe storms, was originally scheduled to be reinstalled in October.
Mrs Terelinck said contractor Global Marine Enclosures would be onsite mid-December to complete preliminary works and reinstall the swimming enclosure by Australia Day.
She said the hold-up related to delays in manufacturing materials being delivered, as well as quality control testing by the contractor to ensure a prolonged lifespan of the enclosure.
“The repair and upgrade of the enclosure is covered by Global Marine Enclosures at no additional cost to the City,” she said.