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Masterton pools reopen after refurbishment

Work on refurbishing pools and changing rooms at the Trust House Recreation Centre in Masterton has been completed on time and within budget.

The seven-lane pool reopened this week, after work on the five-lane pool was carried out in late April.

The work has involved reflooring the changing rooms, replacing air conditioning filters, cleaning the ceiling, and the replacement of damaged tiles in pools – as well as silicon replacement for expansion joints, and re-grouting, where required.

The total cost of the work was around $150,000.

Maseina Koneferenisi, Masterton District Council’s infrastructure and assets general manager, believes swimmers will be delighted with the results.

“We have already had very positive feedback from regular visitors to the Recreation Centre – things are looking great.

“We know that the work has been an inconvenience at times for swimmers, but we staggered the project to allow some lanes to be available at all times, and I think the results have been worth the relatively minor disruption.”

The facility’s dive pool – which was closed just before Christmas last year – will not reopen for the foreseeable future, however,

The pool was closed after it was discovered it was losing a staggering 48,000 litres of water a day due to a leak in pipework between the dive pool and the balance tank.

Because the pipework is located under concrete and other built infrastructure, it’s difficult to access, and will take extensive excavation to find and fix the leak.

“We are taking a step back and looking at what is required for the whole outdoor area at the Rec Centre,” an MDC spokesperson said.

“We don’t have at timeframe at this point for work on the dive pool.”

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