HAVING FUN: Demi Brotherson gives 17-month-old Cindy some water confidence at the South Grafton pool.
HAVING FUN: Demi Brotherson gives 17-month-old Cindy some water confidence at the South Grafton pool. Contributed

Hydrotherapy pool to close for eight weeks

The South Grafton indoor pool will be closed for eight weeks from next month so the Clarence Valley Council can undertake repairs and upgrades.

The council's works and civil director, Troy Anderson, said two major projects would be undertaken during the shut down - a revamp of the hydrotherapy area to improve all-ability access and a revamp of the facility's roof and ceiling.

"Both pools will be closed from March 21. We expect the hydrotherapy pool to reopen on about April 26 and the indoor pool to reopen on May 15," he said.

"We'll be keeping the Olympic pool open until May 1 to help meet demand and season ticket holders can access this pool as an alternative.

"The gym will also remain open through the construction period, with a temporary entrance via Armidale Street."

Mr Anderson said the work would include a major upgrade of the hydrotherapy toilet and change room amenities.

"We will construct a changing-places bathroom and a disabled bathroom," he said.

"We will also create a larger storage area for the people who use the hydrotherapy pool, reposition lights to make them more accessible for serviceability to reduce costs long term and carry out minor cosmetic works to the hydrotherapy pool ceiling.

"The hydrotherapy pool has been in operation for 16 years and is due for a refurbishment due to the demanding environment and limited time to carry out the works each year."

The South Grafton indoor pool previously underwent renovations in 2012.



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