Geraldton Aquarena outdoor pool upgrade on track after successful water pressure tests

Staff reporterGeraldton Guardian
The reconstructed 50m outdoor pool at Geraldton Aquarena.
Camera IconThe reconstructed 50m outdoor pool at Geraldton Aquarena. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton

Geraldton’s 50-year-old leaky public pool is finally fixed.

The rebuilt outdoor pool at Geraldton Aquarena passed a big milestone to ensure it is water tight and the $6.1 million project is on track, with tiling of the shell the next job on the list.

Recent water pressure testing was conducted to ensure the reconstructed pool shell was sealed and would perform under pressure and function properly.

“The 50m outdoor pool was old and tired and after six months of demolition and reconstruction works I am very pleased to say it’s become a memory,” City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said.

“Now that we know the new pool is water tight, we can finally back fill the site and get on with the remainder of the work including tiling the pool with 55,000 tiles, constructing the new plant rooms and rebuilding the concourse.

“I can’t wait to see the finished product which will reopen to the public before next summer.”

The project, to replace the pool’s deteriorated concrete walls, install disability access ramps and stairs, retile the pool and upgrade infrastructure, is jointly funded with a $750,000 State Government grant.

It is expected to be finished in August.

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