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Keith Spry Pool to close for maintenance

 
NEWS RELEASE
4 September 2008
 
Keith Spry Pool to close for maintenance
 
Around every five years, individual Wellington City Council pools close for maintenance, and now it is Keith Spry Pool’s turn.
 
The pool will close on 21 September, and is due to open again on 20 October – just in time for people to get back into swimming in the lead-up to summer.
 
The Council’s Pools Manager, Julian Todd, says Keith Spry regulars will be pleased with the work that will be done to make the pool even better.
 
“The place is definitely in need of work,” says Julian. “We will check out the structural integrity of the pools, service all the pumps and motors which operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, check the tiling of the pools and undertake some internal painting.”
 
Julian says that although regular swimmers at Keith Spry will be inconvenienced throughout that month, there are plenty of other Council pools in the city that people can use.
 
“The nearest pool to Keith Spry is Tawa Pool, but maybe regular commuters to the city centre might want to use Freyberg Pool on Oriental Parade,” says Julian.
 
“It could also be a good chance to check out the recently extended Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in all its splendour, particularly for people with small children.”
 
The facility will close to the public at 9pm on Sunday 21 September, and will reopen at 6am on Monday 20 October, following its makeover, for business as usual.
 
For further details please contact:
Julian Todd, Wellington City Pools Manager, tel 803 8154, mob 021 227 8154
Barbara Burke, Council Communications, tel 803 8527, mob 021 227 8527.
 
Wellington City Council news releases are also available daily as Web Alerts through the Council's website, www.Wellington.govt.nz. To subscribe, select the Web Alerts icon on the home page.
 
 
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