WIRAC closes pool, courts for maintenance
Posted: March 6, 2012
Warwick Indoor Recreation and Aquatic Centre’s pools and sports courts will be closed for planned maintenance from 31 March to 16 April 2012, with the gymnasium remaining open.
WIRAC manager Don Warrener said the pools would be drained to allow an overhaul of the sand filtration system for the first time since it was installed in 1999.
“While they are empty, we’ll replace the sand media and the laterals in the sand filters, a required maintenance that needs to be done every 10 to 15 years,” Mr Warrener said.
“We’ll also take the opportunity to do some regular maintenance in the pools, such as caulking the joints between the tiles, repainting all the non slip areas and poolside signage, and repainting the inside of the rapid river pool.”
The dry court area will also be closed for its bi-annual resurfacing.
“The courts are overdue for resurfacing and you can see the lacquer starting to peel away, which can make them slippery,” Mr Warrener said.
“We’ll be sanding the courts back and applying fresh lacquer, as well as marking new basketball keyways because the required shape has changed.”
There will be no Holiday Activity Programs during the Easter school holidays due to this work.
“We apologise for any inconvenience while this necessary maintenance is done,” he said.
WIRAC will put a hold on direct debit payments from members while the pool and courts are unavailable, but people with gym memberships will still be able to use the facilities.
The outdoor pools at Allora and Killarney close on 16 March and 30 March respectively for the end of the summer season.
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