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Dive pool bombshell

Due to water restrictions now being in place and the fact it’s been haemorrhaging tens of thousands of litres of water a day, Masterton District Council [MDC] has “regretfully” instructed Trust House Recreation Centre contractor Belgravia Leisure to close the outdoor dive pool “for the foreseeable future”.

Recent investigations have identified the dive pool infrastructure as the cause of increased water loss from the recreation centre’s outdoor pools network, MDC acting community facilities and activities manager Ian Osland said, so closing the pool – even though it “is not something we want to do” – is “the responsible decision”.

The issue has been isolated to a leak in pipework between the dive pool and the balance tank and, because the pipework is located under concrete and other built infrastructure, it’s difficult to access, so there’s no immediate fix in sight.

In the meantime, the Lido pool will be open daily between 12pm and 6.30pm, and the ‘Log Run’ will also be available from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

“Manu” dive-bombing sessions will be transferred to the indoor pool, scheduled for 12pm to 12.30pm, 2pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 4.30pm, and 5pm to 5.30pm daily.

“We appreciate this will bring disappointment to many and ask that pool users treat Belgravia staff with courtesy and respect while they manage to provide an alternative bombing option,” Osland said.

The outdoor pool complex was losing an eyewatering 48,000 litres of water each day, Osland said, and MDC will continue to work to find a solution so the popular dive pool feature of the complex can re-open in the future.

“Options to resolve the leak issue could include excavation beside the dive pool, and potentially creating a stand-alone pump and filtration system to decommission the existing infrastructure so the Lido and dive pools run separately,” Osland said, although “all of this is pending further investigation”. 12pm to 12.30pm, 2pm to 2.30pm, 3pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 4.30pm, and 5pm to 5.30pm daily.

“We appreciate this will bring disappointment to many and ask that pool users treat Belgravia staff with courtesy and respect while they manage to provide an alternative bombing option,” Osland said.

The outdoor pool complex was losing an eyewatering 48,000 litres of water each day, Osland said, and MDC will continue to work to find a solution so the popular dive pool feature of the complex can re-open in the future.

“Options to resolve the leak issue could include excavation beside the dive pool, and potentially creating a stand-alone pump and filtration system to decommission the existing infrastructure so the Lido and dive pools run separately,” Osland said, although “all of this is pending further investigation”.

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