Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Police step up patrols to protect Cooma’s public swimming pool from vandals

Police step up patrols to protect Cooma’s public swimming pool from vandals
December 15, 2015

Police in the southern NSW country town of Cooma are keeping a close eye on the town's public swimming pool after successive vandalism attacks over recent weeks.

The vandalism has seen individuals (an individual) enter the grounds of the Cooma Festival Swimming Pool and defecate in the pool as well as damage to signage.

After the most recent incident the pool's operators had to work for two days to remove all traces of faeces that had put in the pool.

Management super-chlorinated and rebalanced the pool's chemicals, testing the pool water every hour, until the water quality was within NSW Pool Health Regulations and suitable for swimming.

Monaro Police said they had carried out a number of interviews about the incidents, and were confident that some people knew the names of the culprits.

Superintendent Rod Smith said anyone with information should come forward and warned those responsible to do the same.

Superintendent Rod Smith told the ABC that the most recent attack, on the evening of Friday 4th December, was disgraceful, stating "we believe a group of teenagers go in there.

"They've defecated in the pool and taken some of the signage from the front of the pool along the way which has damaged it."

While the signage has since been returned, Superintendent Smith said Police were focusing patrols on the pool and surrounding area.

He added that people should not feel shy about coming forward with information, concluding "it's just disgraceful that someone would (defecate) in a public pool."

Image courtesy of Cooma-Monaro Shire Council.

30th March 2015 - SPLASH PALACE’S ‘POOL POOPER’ TAKES BUSINESS ELSEWHERE

23rd March 2015 - INTERNATIONAL QUADRATICS LAUNCH REVOLUTIONARY TABLET TO KILL WATER RELATED BACTERIA

20th December 2014 - STUDY FINDS TOXIC BYPRODUCT FROM URINATING IN SWIMMING POOLS

26th February 2014 - COOMA-MONARO STUDY SUGGESTS THAT INDOOR POOLS NEED A CATCHMENT OF 50,000 FOR VIABILITY

15th December 2013 - VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT ISSUES SUMMER REMINDER ON HEALTHY SWIMMING POOL HABITS

26th March 2013 - VICTORIA RECORDS FOUR-FOLD INCREASE IN CRYPTOSPORIDIUM IN PUBLIC POOLS


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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

GOPLAY COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

Digonex

Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

TouchCloud Global

Activating skyscapes for tourism, art, leisure and living TouchCloud Global (TCg) is a highly specialised international consultancy, broker and principal, devoted solely to activating and energising…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Recreation / Safety / Tourism

 
 

AAC ID SOLUTIONS

AAC ID Solutions is a leading supplier of identification access wristbands, barcoded wristband tickets, lanyards, membership products and RFID solutions for events and venues, working with thousands…

read more

Access / Marketing / Safety / Ticketing

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business