With a hot summer season expected to hit the Cape soon, the City of Cape Town has reopened several municipal pools for the enjoyment of residents.
The drought had forced the City to close several pools, many of which have now been reopened with the prospect of more pools being opened should the scheduled maintenance be completed in time for the summer peak season.
Mayco member for community services and health, Zahid Badroodien explains: “The seasonal swimming pools opened on 20 September and will be operating until 13 April next year. There were some delays in the opening of some of the pools due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Pools that are currently open to the public are Athlone, Bonteheuwel, Eastridge, Emthonjeni in Nyanga, Goodwood, Hanover Park, Kensington, Langa, Manenberg, Mnandi, Muizenberg, Observatory, Parow North, Wesfleur and Westridge.
“The Blue Downs, Long Street, Retreat and Strand indoor swimming pools including Sea Point Pavilion are currently open throughout the year,” says Badroodien.
Swimming pools that are currently undergoing repairs and maintenance work, which are intended to open for the peak summer period if the scheduled repairs are completed on time include Bellville South, Khayelitsha, Morningstar, Browns Farm, Delft, Lentegeur, Parow Valley, Ruyterwacht, Trafalgar Park, Vulindlela and Wynberg.