Te Anau pool reopens with free swimming

Swimmers enjoy the Fiordland Community Swimming Pool. Photo: File

THE Fiordland Community Swimming Pool will reopen for the season on Sunday, October 3, with free swimming from 1pm-4pm.

This is the ninth consecutive season the pool committee has offered free swimming and the opening coincides with the start of the school holidays.

Committee treasurer Peter Dolamore said it recognised the continued impacts of Covid-19 on the community so fees would remain reduced by 30% for the 2021-2022 season.

The official opening is Monday, October 4, with the pool open for public sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 3.30pm-5.30pm, and weekends, 1pm-5pm.

During public holidays and school holidays, the pool would be open from 1pm-5pm, Monday to Sunday.

The inflatable pool toys were also back and the pool temperature would be set to 28degC.

“Renovations and upgrades are part of the ongoing maintenance of the pool to provide the best experience for all pool users. Key costs are used for heating, maintaining water quality, and fire alarm monitoring with regular checks every two months… and ongoing maintenance,” Mr Dolamore said.

Billboards surrounding the pool were well supported by Fiordland businesses but any business owner who wished to sponsor could phone Mr Dolamore on 027 688 4626.

Those who paid for fobs could enjoy the pool on weekdays, from 6am-9am and 3.30pm-10pm, and from 6am-10pm during weekends, school and public holidays.

Fobs are available for adults, tertiary students, seniors, couples and families, with those interested asked to phone Mr Dolamore.

For information, phone president Paul Young on 021 316 165.