Pool set for early reopening next month

Simon Battrick
Simon Battrick
Queenstown's Alpine Aqualand swimming pool will reopen two weeks earlier than expected following multimillion-dollar repairs.

The facility, located in the Queenstown Events Centre, will reopen on March 16 after repairs to its ceiling and ventilation system have been completed.

The six-month project had been expected to cost at least $2.3million.

Queenstown Lakes District Council sport and recreation manager Simon Battrick said in addition to the repairs, the council completely replaced the floor liners of both the lap and leisure pools, laid an improved flooring surface around the pool hall, completed some remedial works on the hydroslide tower, and refreshed signs around the facility.

“Scheduling this extra investment around the main work has removed the need for our annual pool shutdown usually held in May for routine maintenance and a thorough clean, so the community will be able to keep swimming through that period.’’

The Arrowtown Memorial Pool will close for the season on Sunday, March 15, to coincide with Alpine Aqualand’s reopening.

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