Pools to get a multi-million rand facelift

2019-03-26 06:00
The Kensington Swimming Pool which was supposed to close at the end of February will be closed at the end of March to undergo intense upgrades.PHOTO: thabang kuaho

The Kensington Swimming Pool which was supposed to close at the end of February will be closed at the end of March to undergo intense upgrades.PHOTO: thabang kuaho

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The Trafalgar swimming pool will undergo a splashing R6m upgrade ahead of the summer season.

The upgrade will see cracks on the walls being repaired, the floor basin which was left exposed due to the removal of old tiles being fixed and resealing of the expansion joined, among others.

Construction of this work is expected to take six months, which means the pool will be open in time for the 2019 summer season.

Mayco member for community safety Zahid Badroodien said swimming pools are popular and often the only space for many residents to cool off during the hot summers the City experiences. “These facilities are also very popular among exercise enthusiasts and as training facilities for both novice and professional swimmers,” Badroodien said.

He said the City was upgrading the pools because it is committed to providing quality amenities to residents.

The Kensington swimming pool, which was due to close at the end of February to undergo a R1.6m upgrade will close at the end of March. Major repairs, include the replacement of all rusted inlet and outlet filtration pipes and valves around the main pool, lifting of the pool deck to excavate aging, and construction of a paved area.

“Due to procurement delays, the work will only commence next month and the facility remains open to members of the public until the end of March,” Badroodien said.

He encouraged patience from members of the community during construction as the result will be facilities they can be proud of and enjoy.

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