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New look Darfield pool for summer

Wednesday, April 19, 2023   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: swimming, pools, recreation, summer

Selwyn District Council media release: 17th April 2023

Darfield Pool will be the place to be this summer, with a swathe of exciting upgrades and new equipment being installed ahead of the swimming season.

The Council has this week begun carrying out the second stage of improvements at the pool, which will see a hydro slide installed, as well as a new water heating system, water features for the toddler pool, and new grandstand seating.

Council Aquatics Operations Manager Nick McConaghty says the revamp will freshen up the popular facility and ensure visitors have a fantastic time at the pool through the warmer months.

“This is a great opportunity for Darfield. With the district’s growth continuing at pace, we need to make sure the pool remains a great place for our communities to be proud of, before further long-term decisions are made down the track.”

The upgrades are part of a $2.4 million redevelopment project for Darfield Pool, which is being delivered in two stages. Last year, Council refurbished the changing rooms, painted the exterior building, and replaced the fence along the Greendale roadside.

In addition to the hydro slide, heating system, toddler pool water features and grandstand seating being delivered in the second stage of the project, Council will also undertake ground works for the main pool pipe work, install acoustic fencing beside the school, erect new shading, upgrade the pool plant filtration and dosing equipment, and install a new liner for the main pool.

The improvements were decided on with feedback from pool visitors and Darfield School. The work is being undertaken by Armitage Williams, and is expected to be completed by November.