Children's pool opens

Moana Pool's popular children's facility is open again in time for the last days of the term break.

The leisure pool, a favourite of children and parents because of its shallow depth, waves, river, massaging water features and toddlers' play area, was closed for maintenance on July 2.

The Dunedin City Council's decision to close the pool during school holidays upset many parents, who said it was a struggle to keep children occupied during the winter break.

Council aquatic services manager Steve Prescott said the pool was busier during school terms than in holidays, and it was harder to allocate other pool space to children during the term.

It was a matter of best using pool resources at times when maintenance had to occur.

Mr Prescott hoped the leisure pool could be opened after the first week of maintenance but had erred on the side of caution.

The leisure pool was reopened to the public yesterday morning, with normal hours of operation, a pool employee said.

Maintenance included fixing spots of rust and replacing or repairing broken tiles.


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