With the warmer weather returning and summer fast approaching, Council is pleased to announce that the outdoor pool season will soon commence for another year.
The swim season officially kicks off for 2019-2020 this Saturday 2 November with pools in Penshurst, Glenthompson, Balmoral, Dunkeld and Coleraine opening in early December.
Manager Community and Leisure Services, Susannah Milne said the pools were in great shape leading up to the season’s opening.
“We’ve worked hard over the winter to ensure that our pools are looking and operating at their best for the start of the season and we’re looking forward to opening the gates now that the weather is improving.
“We’re also pleased to announce that following the success of last year and based on the results of our recent survey, entry to all pools will once again be free this year,” Ms Milne said.
Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Mary-Ann Brown encouraged residents to support their local pool and take advantage of the fantastic facilities in the shire.
“Local pools are such valuable community assets and continue to be great way for families to get together outdoors, enjoying the beautiful weather,” Cr Brown said.
“We encourage everyone to take advantage of the free entry and make the most of our outdoor pools this summer,” Cr Brown said.
As per the Outdoor Pool Operations Policy, pools will be opened from 3:00pm to 7:00pm seven days a week, when the forecast temperature is 21 degrees + for all heated pools and 23 degrees + for unheated pools.
All pools will open 12.00pm to 7:00pm on weekends and throughout January when the air temperature forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology at 4:00pm for the next day is more than 35 degrees.
For regular updates and to keep up with all the activities during pool season, residents are advised to ‘Like’ the Greater Hamilton Outdoor Swimming Pools page on Facebook.