Earthquake Repairs Scheduled for Christchurch Pools
Christchurch City Council's swimming pools at QEII, Pioneer and Centennial Recreation and Sport Centres will undergo repair work this year to correct damage caused by the September earthquake.
John Filsell, the Council Recreation and Sports Unit Manager says while the repair work is essential, safety and minimum disruption to customers is a top priority.
Filsell explained that "we're fortunate that the pools weren't affected too badly. However, there is damage that needs to be repaired and the only way we can do this is to drain the pools.
"Unfortunately it's not a job that can be done overnight. The repairs have been scheduled to include routine maintenance and we anticipate each pool being complete and back to business as usual within about four weeks."
Filsell says the damage doesn't affect current pool use or safety of pool users and customers can continue to use the pools in the usual way, until each temporary closure.
"By only closing one pool at a time, we will ensure there will always be alternative pools and swim services available to our customers."
Those signed up to a pool membership at Pioneer and Centennial will have the option to either extend their membership for the duration of the pool closures or to switch to a multi-membership while the work is carried out. QEII will only close one pool at a time and alternative swim spaces will be provided in the remaining pools to accommodate each closure.
Customers are advised that the repair work will only affect pool activity and that all other non-water based activities and fitness classes will continue to operate as normal.
Filsell adds that "we understand this will cause some disruption to our customers and welcome anyone who is concerned about where to swim while their regular pool is closed, to get in touch and we will help advise of the best temporary alternative."
The 2011 closure dates are as follows:
Atlantis leisure pool: closes (5pm) 6th February - reopens 7th March.
50 metre international pool: closes (5pm) 10th April - reopens 16th May.
The Atlantis teaching pool: closes 2nd May - reopens 9th May.
Dive Well: closes 16th May - reopens 17th June.
Pioneer Leisure pool
25 metre pool, spa, sauna and steam room: closes 4th July - reopens 1st August.
Centennial Leisure pool
25 metre pool, spa, sauna and steam room: closes 25th September - reopens 24th October.
For more information go to www.ccc.govt.nz/cityleisure/recreationsport/facilities/index.aspx
Image: QEII Park
5th September 2010 - HERITAGE AND LEISURE BUILDINGS SUFFER IN CHRISTCHURCH QUAKE
17th November 2009 - POSEIDON’S LAIR OPENS AT CHRISTCHURCH’S QEII PARK
1st December 2009 - CHRISTCHURCH POOLS GEAR UP FOR SUMMER
4th August 2008 - JELLIE PARK RE-OPENS
4th November 2009 - SCHOOL SWIMMING POOL CLOSURES RISING
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
HQH Fitness is an international company that specialises in improving the health, fitness and wellness of people everywhere. We are the South Pacific distributors for Total Gym/GRAVITY Education and…read more
Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…read more
Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…read more
Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!