Coburg Olympic Pool closed for two weeks

Moreland city Council have advised that the repair of the circulation pump at the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool is taking longer than previously anticipated due to uncontrollable delays in procuring specialist parts for the pump. Council and the YMCA anticipate that repairs will be completed in the next two weeks, after which several days will be needed to return the pool’s water to the desired quality and clarity.
In the meantime, they are encouraging members and pass holders of the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool to make use of Moreland’s other aquatic facilities, including those nearby at Pascoe Vale and Oak Park. Coburg Olympic season pass holders are also able to use all aquatic facilities until the end of the month. Moreland residents are encouraged to visit for updates on the pool’s reopening and details of our other aquatic and leisure facilities.

Unfortunately, the delay in repairing the pump has resulted in the cancellation of the Family Fun Day scheduled at the Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool on Sunday, January 15. Family Fun Days will be held at Oak Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday, January 22, and Fawkner Leisure Centre on Sunday, January 29.

The Ride to Pool Day at Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool, organised by Friends Of Coburg Pool in partnership with Active Moreland and Council, will be still held on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Temporary closure of Coburg Outdoor Pool

The Coburg Olympic Swimming Pool is currently closed for urgent maintenance on the pump. 
Specialist contractors are working to fix the problem as soon as possible, and Moreland City Council expect the pool to reopen sometime in the week beginning 9th January 2012.  Read about it on the Moreland Council website here.

Outdoor Pools, Hot and Cold Weather Policy

by Janet Grigg 
Here is the City of Moreland's Hot and Cold Weather Policy for Outdoor Pools. It can be found on the council's website here, scroll down to Outdoor Pools. In view of the pool's closing times on the last two very hot nights, it makes interesting reading.
Policy - Outdoor Swimming Pools - Hot & Cold Weather (1)
A couple of points come to mind after being shunted out of the pool, along with many other patrons enjoying a cool dip, at 6 o'clock on two successive nights when the temperature was well over 32C. It would have been really lovely to have dinner at the pool and stay there until about 8. This wave of hot weather has been forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology in the seven day weather forecast. It has arrived as predicted and was not a surprise, so there was plenty of time to plan staffing.  Sure it was a public holiday, but the policy does not say that the pool can only be open late on weeknights or similar. The policy also talks about outdoor pools being primarily used as recreational venues and that opening and closing times should be responsive to community demand. The demand was certainly there tonight and last night. I wonder if the pool will be open late tomorrow night?