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Sapphire Aquatic Centre maintenance closure

Children underwater at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre.2 July 2019

The Sapphire Aquatic Centre (SAC) Swimming Pools will be closed for a three week maintenance period during the July school holidays, from the 8th July to 28th July 2019. Various maintenance and asset renewal works will be carried out. 

During this time, customers with pool memberships will have these placed on hold for the duration of the closure. Full access members will be provided with a voucher pack to use within the Centre.

The gym, dryland group fitness and child minding services will continue to operate as normal during this time and will be staffed accordingly, with closure only affecting the swimming pool hall.

The main trigger for the pool closure is the time required to drain, prepare, paint, cure and refill the multi-purpose and splash pools. The main works to be completed are:

  • Painting of multi-purpose and splash pool: five days to complete works, two weeks for pool paint to cure, and 1-2 days to re-fill the pool.
  • Replacement of the male change room shower wall: approximately 3-4 weeks, depending on contractor works programme. 
  • Replacement of splash /multi pool swimming pool balustrade (fence).
  • Replacement of pool equipment, i.e. lane ropes, grates, valves.

We have tried to delay this closure for as long as possible, however the works are required and cannot be delayed any further. It will be three years since the previous maintenance closure for the replacement of the 25m pool liner.

July has the lowest facility attendance during the year and allows for the least disruption to the Centre’s operations, making this the most practical time to complete the works. During this time there will also be additional maintenance works completed around the Centre, including general painting, repairs to walls, concrete floor joints and facility cleaning.

We appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions, please email or contact our team on (02) 6494 3100.

Photo: Sapphire Aquatic Centre is an indoor facility located at Pambula Beach. 


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