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Upgrades to the Cromwell Pool are expected to be completed in time for a school holiday reopening.

The pool has been closed since April while the LPG boiler was replaced with a centralised water-sourced heating system that uses the town water supply as the heat source.

Central Otago District Council parks and recreation manager Gordon Bailey said it was hoped the pool reopen late June however it needed to be pushed out to July 4 to give the team time to complete the work.

“We hoped to avoid this situation by ordering the required equipment well ahead of time but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control vital
equipment has yet to arrive.

A delay in freight from overseas had a knock-on effect to the project due to the sequencing of the work, he said.

This impacted the heat exchangers and one of the pumps to be installed at the pool.

“With the follow-on works required after in stalling these items along with commissioning the system, I believe we will need the minimum of an extra week to complete everything properly to have the pool up and running.”

The Term 2 holidays run from July 9-24, with Swim School start at the beginning of Term 3, July 25.