No pool re­lief in sight

Wanneroo Weekender - - Front Page - Lucy Jarvis

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.

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