Te Awamutu’s Livingstone Aquatic Centre will close for two months for essential maintenance at the end of May.
The pool will reopen in late July with improved equipment, more reliable heating for showers and safer flooring.
Waipa Community Facilities Trust chief executive Matt Horne said the work includes a $600,000 investment to replace existing filters and install UV units to improve water and air quality within the complex. The Trust manages the pool on behalf of Waipa District Council.
The spending was approved last year but was held so the pools could be closed in winter, not summer.
“This work is necessary to keep our pools working to a high-standard. The current filters are at the end of their useful life and by pairing new filters with UV units, we are able to continue to provide our pool users with a clean, safe environment to swim in.”
The work also includes replacing hot water cylinders for showers, servicing pumps and other machinery and resurfacing the floors around the pool and changing rooms to make them safer.
“We appreciate that the closure is inconvenient, but by getting this work done now, we can continue to provide a high-quality facility for everyone in the long run.”
The pool complex will be closed from Monday 28 May and will reopen on Monday 30 July 2018. The Club Waipa gym, ASB Stadium and Sabor Café will be operating as normal.