Swimming Centres - Q&A

Swimming Centres Review - Question and Answer section.

What is the difference between Option 2 and Option 3?

Option 2 is based on a maintenance only model of the main 50 metre swimming pool.

What does this involve?

The Council will undertake maintenance work on the existing 50 metre swimming pool when it falls due or when components wear out or fail.

The initial work identified to be undertaken under this option includes:

  • replacement of the filtration equipment, which is in excess of 20 years old and is effectively at the end of its functional life
  • replacement of the existing pipework, which distributes water through the pool
  • replacement of the waterproof sealant, where required.

Option 3 is based on the refurbishment of the main 50 metre swimming pool.

What does this involve?

The Council will undertake works which will improve the standard of the pool and reduce future on-going maintenance costs.

The works identified to be undertaken under Option 3 includes:

  • the existing 50 metre pool structure being lined with steel panels and a PVC waterproof membrane
  • new filtration system, which will include the replacement of the existing pipe system with water distribution pipes along both eastern and western sides of the pool
  • new plant room and balance tank, which will guarantee improved water quality

Common items between both options are:

  • installation of a ramp to enable disabled access
  • replacement of the learner’s/teaching pool with a larger pool, which will include a beach entry to enable disabled access
  • an inflatable obstacle course, to be used on weekends and school holidays
  • installation of additional shade, barbeque and picnic facilities
  • refurbish existing amenities building.

 

Do any of the options for the Norwood Swimming Centre include bringing back the diving board?

In developing the options for the Norwood Swimming Centre, the Council considered the various options for the inclusion of a Diving Board which is compliant with industry guidelines.

The compliance issue with the existing diving board relates to the water depth of the existing pool.  To meet the required depth, would require the construction of a new pool, with a diving well of 3.4 metres in depth.

Option 1, is the only option which has been presented that involves the reconstruction of a new pool, however due to the required sudden change of water depth, safety issues resulting from the steep change in depth and the minimum transition length for swimmers from the shallow end to the deep end, is was recommended that a diving well not be included within this option.

Option 2 & 3 is based on the retention of the existing 50 metre pool and therefore the inclusion of a Diving Board are not within the scope of these two options.

 

What is the estimated cost of each option?

Payneham Memorial Swimming Centre

Preferred Option - $6.5 million to $8.5 million

The estimated cost is dependent on the size of slides, the extent and nature of the play elements included in the Splash pad and Water Playground.

Norwood Swimming Centre

Option 1 – Centre Redevelopment with 25 metre main pool

Estimated cost is $2.9 million

 

Option 2 – Maintenance of 50 metre main pool, new learners and refurbished amenities

Estimated cost is $2.1 million

 

Option 3 – Refurbishment of 50 metre main pool, new learners and refurbished amenities

Estimate Cost is $3.2 million