Narooma pool to close for maintenance

12 May 2022

Narooma Swimming Centre will close to patrons for eight weeks from Monday 23 May while Eurobodalla Council repaints the pool and upgrades the facility’s air-handling system.

The pool shell, last painted in 2017, is starting to fade. New epoxy paint will provide a smoother surface, a vibrant finish and also protect the concrete underneath.

An upgrade of the facility’s 17-year-old failing air conditioning and heating system will result in more consistent temperatures in and out of the pool, energy efficiencies, and reduced humidity, which will increase the life of the pool’s plant and equipment.

Eurobodalla Council’s facilities coordinator Paul Bladen said there was never a good time to close the pool, however the winter months typically had lower patronage.

“We know some swimmers will be disappointed by the closure but these are essential works that will ultimately improve the experience, from the moment they enter the building to the moment they jump in the pool,” he said.

“The timing will also assist in transitioning the management of the pool from Community Aquatics to Aligned Leisure.

“Aligned Leisure has been awarded the contract for all three pools, including the new Bay Pavilions aquatic centre, which opens on Saturday 4 June.

“Council thanks Community Aquatics for their fantastic work in managing the shire’s pools over the past five years and the good news is, most Community Aquatics staff will continue on with Aligned Leisure.”

Aligned Leisure will announce learn-to-swim and other programming in June in preparation for the reopening of Narooma Swimming Centre on Monday 18 July 2022.