While the dry areas of the Aqua Energy facility are now open, the indoor pool space will continue to remain closed while the asbestos removal in the 25m pool hall take place.
We expect the indoor pools including the Program Pool, to be closed until the middle of January with no definitive reopening date available at this stage.
The outdoors pools are operating the same hours as the Aqua Energy indoor facility which is not dependent on weather to allow for recreational swimming to continue.
The facility closure followed detection of asbestos during routine inspection of the building, commissioned in preparation for future site development works. Subsequent testing of all areas of the facility were all-clear in all the ‘dry’ areas of the facility.
Old ceiling material in the 25 metre pool hall was identified as containing asbestos and, after considering all control options, and as a precaution, the decision has been made to remove this material completely, meaning the indoor pool areas need to remain closed.
Following removal, additional cleaning will be undertaken in the affected area to ensure no potential asbestos particle contamination remains as a result of the removal works.
Aqua Energy Members, including swim school members are advised that credit adjustments, payment schedule adjustments or expiry date adjustments will be made to all current memberships in recognition of the week of closure.
Aqua Energy management team thank you for your patience during this unforeseeable event and apologise for any inconvenience to our members, visitors and staff. We look forward to a full restoration of service levels as soon as possible.