The Waikanae outdoor pool opens for the summer season on Monday 5 November
The much loved Waikanae outdoor pool will open its doors on Monday 5 November for the start of a busy summer season.
“It’s a popular destination and our district’s only outdoor pool, so be sure to pay a visit,” says Sean Mallon, Group Manager Infrastructure Services.
Mr Mallon says the summer hotspot will also soon take on another important role for Kāpiti, as it’s set to be the new location for measuring our district’s official temperatures.
“Metservice will be establishing another weather station – a small pole used for measuring atmospheric temperatures – in the pool’s court yard.”
The decision to establish a weather station at the Waikanae Pool came about after District Councillor Mike Cardiff questioned if the weather station located at the Kāpiti Coast Airport was the best place for measuring the temperature for the district given its close proximity to the sea.
“Waikanae and Ōtaki boast some of the highest temperatures in the district, yet we weren’t seeing them reflected in our daily temperatures,” says Councillor Cardiff.
“The Waikanae pool is further inland and closer to district’s centre, which means we’ll be able to get temperatures that better represent the warm climate we enjoy on the Kāpiti Coast.”
“Metservice will look at the temperatures recorded from both locations and the highest of the two will go to media each day.
“I’d like to thank the Metservice for agreeing to this small, but significant, decision,” Councillor Cardiff said.
Pool opening hours won’t be affected by the installation of the weather station.