Horowhenua pools to undergo maintenance programme

Published on 05 May 2020

Photo of the Levin Aquatic Centre facility.

The Levin Aquatic Centre (LAC) will remain closed for approximately four weeks to allow Aquatics Horowhenua to carry out a major programme of maintenance.

The work was originally scheduled for the 2020/2021 financial year. However, Horowhenua District Council’s Finance, Audit & Risk Committee brought it forward at its meeting on Wednesday 29 April to take advantage of the pools being closed due to COVID-19.

“Kicking off our maintenance and renewal programme while LAC is closed due to Alert Level 3 restrictions will help to minimise disruption to the public,” said Aquatics Manager Patrick Blackman.

“Doing the work now will also reduce the need for further closures in the future.

Major works at LAC will include replacing the main pool sealant, replacing broken tiles and repairing grouting. Work will also begin on other maintenance, including reconditioning pool pumps; fixing filters; replacing old and faulty valves; upgrading the showers in the changing rooms; servicing heat exchange systems; servicing the boiler, seals and booster pumps; touching up paint and refreshing some tiling and carpentry.

Work will also take place at Foxton Heated Pools, which is now closed for the winter season and will not reopen until September. Work in Foxton will include reconditioning pool pumps; improving ventilation; replacing old and faulty valves; servicing boiler seals and booster pumps; installing acid wash heat exchange systems; removing the old sample station and relocating it to Shannon Pool; and touching up paint, glazing, tiling and carpentry.

The Aquatics team are working with local service providers where possible to complete the work.