Oakleigh outdoor pool to be refurbished for summer

Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s popular outdoor swimming pool is set for a facelift.

Monash Council approved the pool refurbishment, which will include replacement of caulking, glue and old and lifting tiles where required, at its 29 June Council meeting.

The pool upgrade follows the $25 million redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, unveiled in January. The redevelopment includes a larger gym, multiple fitness rooms, five new indoor multi-purpose sport courts and a state level gymnastics facility for Waverley Gymnastics Centre.

Work on the pool refurbishment started on 1 July and is expected to finish in time for the summer swimming season.

On Time Developments Pty Ltd will undertake the $600,000 improvements.

The centre’s 50m lap pool, dive pool, multi-purpose pool and toddler splash and play areas are open from November until March each year.

Monash Mayor Cr Brian Little said the project would ensure Oakleigh’s outdoor pool remained a popular attraction over the summer months.

“The pool refurbishment follows the Oakleigh Recreation Centre’s major redevelopment and cements its status as a state-of-the art facility,” Cr Little said.

“Its facilities are an asset for the whole community and offer something for everyone. As we emerge from COVID, recreation facilities will play an even more important role in keeping us active.”

The works include:

  • a complete evaluation of the pools
  • removal of failed tiling
  • preparation of the walls and floors to accept new tiles
  • new tiling
  • caulking of the expansion joints
  • clean up prior to refilling the pools.

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