Mount hot pools to close this month

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Penny Lucas and Wayne Mason enjoy exercising in the warm water at Mount Maunganui Hot Pools, which will close for three days this month. Photo/file
Penny Lucas and Wayne Mason enjoy exercising in the warm water at Mount Maunganui Hot Pools, which will close for three days this month. Photo/file

Mount Maunganui Hot Pools will be closed for three days this month as part of their refurbishment project.

Those dates are July 25,26 and 27, depending on weather.

Work is being carried outon a rotational system, allowing the facility to stay open and to cause minimal disruption to pool availability.

Mt Hot Pools venues manager Matthew Strange says the closure will enable workers to tackle painting jobs that can't be done while people are in the pools and potentially splashing. The pool surrounds and all the facility walls will be painted. Pool water levels will need to be lowered.

Work on the family changing room and pool side landscaping have been completed and the feedback has been "fantastic," Mr Strange said.

"People are excited about what is happening. Regulars are appreciating the fact we have stayed open to date. People are also appreciative of our blog www.mhp2016.co.nz as it is a great way to keep up to date."

Aspects of the refurbishment that will be finished by the time of the closure include beautification of the female changing room and landscaping, including the new sun deck with fountains for the kids.

The refurbishment, which is set to be finished by the end of August, will also target the male changing room,outdoor showers (re-tiling), paint and pool surrounds, and reception area.

Mr Strange said the project was being implemented to modernise the Mount Hot Pools and better integrate the facility with the "magnificent" natural surroundings.
He says bi-ennial maintenance work on the pool plant will also be conducted at the time of the closure.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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