Preparations underway for the summer swim season

MidCoast Council pool staff, David Windred and Leigh Treson hard at work painting the Gloucester pool ahead of the summer swim season. Photo Anne Keen
MidCoast Council pool staff, David Windred and Leigh Treson hard at work painting the Gloucester pool ahead of the summer swim season. Photo Anne Keen

There's nothing better than a sparkling clean swimming pool with cool refreshing water on a hot summer's day.

To get the look just right for the swim season, MidCoast Council staff need to spend a bit of time preparing its outdoor pools before the water goes in.

Pool staff, David Windred and Leigh Treson have spent the past few weeks repairing, patching and repainting the pools in the region ahead of the season.

Saturday, September 28 will see the Gloucester, Stroud, Tea Gardes, Bulahdelah, Tuncurry, Nabiac and Krambach pools all open for the 2019/20 season running until Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Gloucester Olympic Swimming Pool and Hydrotherapy Pool Complex is one of the biggest facilities managed by council. The complex comprises a 50 metre, seven lane heated Olympic size pool, an 18 metre solar heated toddlers pool with a dragon spray feature, and a 13 metre (34 degree) hydrotherapy pool.

"Both the outdoor pools are expected to be at 25 degrees in time for opening," MidCoast Aquatic supervisor, John (Tad) Parish said.

Both the outdoor pools are expected to be at 25 degrees in time for opening.

John (Tad) Parish

It's also offers free electric barbecues, hot showers, toilets facilities, a full canteen, and is one of the few outdoor pools in the region with qualified lifeguards on duty.

The complex also offers swim programs with squads starting on October 14, the first swim club meet on October 17, and the new eight week learn to swim program starting on October 21 with limited spots available. Visit Gloucester pool staff or call to book in or by a season pass on 6538 5270.

Bulahdelah Swimming Pool comprises of a six lane 25m by 13m a fresh water main pool and a 6m circular toddlers pool with a shade structure over the top of the pool. This complex has free entry and is unsupervised, with no lifeguards.

Krambach Swimming Pool includes toilets and shade areas, has free entry and is unsupervised with no lifeguards.

Nabiac Swimming Pool comprises of a four lane 25m by 8m main pool and a toddlers wet play area, is unsupervised and has no lifeguard service.

Stroud Swimming Pool comprises a five lane 25m by 19.4m main pool and a toddlers pool complete with shade cover, is unsupervised and has no lifeguard service.

Tuncurry Swimming Pool is 17m by 9m, has free entry, is unsupervised and has no lifeguard service.

Tea Gardens Swimming Pool comprises of a six lane 25m by 17m main pool and a 6m by 4m toddlers pool, with a playground and barbecue facilities. This pool is supervised by lifeguards during certain hours.

For more information about MidCoast Council pool facilities visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au