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Splash Palace will be closed for more than a month from Monday for maintenance.

The work includes painting, replacing the bulkhead in the 50m pool and installing a new flooring system.

A council spokeswoman said the work could not be undertaken while the pool was operational without compromising the health and safety of pool users.

It was expected to finish on July 4.


I can't help but feel that building a concrete pool that holds thousands of litres of water right next to a main railway line which shakes the whole place must increase the amount of maintenance the facility needs. Probably not the most sensible decision the ICC have made. But then again, just look at the Southland Museum we don't have and it's just another of very many bad decisions the ICC have made over the years. To think we pay for these things and the councillors out of our rates. We're not getting much value for our investments are we?



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