December opening for Ōtaki Pool confirmed
The $5.4 million Ōtaki Pool redevelopment will open Friday 15 December, right in time for summer.
Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says this is great news for the Ōtaki community.
“We're really excited to reopen this fantastic facility that Ōtaki locals have waited so patiently for. We'll formally open the new pool and free-to-use splash pad on the Friday and hold a fun day on Saturday 16 December. We're sure everyone will be excited that this is happening right in time for summer and the school holidays."
The upgrade brings improved access, with the addition of a ramp to the main pool, a more user-friendly reception and entrance, and the removal of fences between Haruatai Park, the pool and the new splash pad. The rebuild also includes separated filtration systems between the toddler and main pools, the installation of acoustic panelling to reduce noise, and an upgrade to the air handling system.
While Ōtaki residents wait for the pool to reopen they can continue to swim for free at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre in Paraparaumu and at Waikanae Pool.