Wednesday 27 September
Waterworld’s steam room, sauna and hydrotherapy pool will be out of action over the coming two weeks for maintenance and renewals work.
Debbie Lascelles, Hamilton City Council’s Community Services Manager, says the planned renewals work will include refitting of the facility’s sauna room, new floor surfacing in the areas around and leading to the hydrotherapy pool, and the reconnection of the spa pool.
“The sauna is at the end of its useful life and replacing it is part of our planned renewals programme,” Ms Lascelles says.
“We will also be constructing a small lounge area for customers using that part of our facility, which will improve accessibility to the hydrotherapy pool,” she says.
“Customers using the sauna have previously had to wait in the corridor, so this improvement will make the wait more comfortable for them.”
The work also includes the reconnection of Waterworld’s spa pool, which has been out of action due to mechanical and plumbing issues.
The closure of these parts of the facility will be staged over four weeks.
From Wednesday, 4 October, the sauna and spa areas will be off-limits to customers. It is expected to reopen on Thursday, 16 November.
The work around the hydrotherapy pool will commence on Monday, 6 November, and it will be available to customers again on Thursday, 16 November.
“These closures will inconvenience some of our customers but it’s important we look after our facility to ensure a better experience for visitors.”
Meanwhile, the Council has recently announced it will spend more than $10 million on an extensive refurbishment of the 40-year-old swimming complex, with a particular focus on the part of the facility which contains the 25-metre, 50-metre and dive pools. That work is expected to begin in February 2018.