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The air is getting cooler as winter creeps closer, marking time to shut public pools for their annual maintenance. Heated pools will stay open.
THE City’s unheated swimming pools have closed for the winter, when they will undergo routine repairs and maintenance.

“We do repairs every year to get pools ready for spring,” said the City‘s deputy director of communications, Nthatisi Modingoane.

Public safety was the reason for the repairs. “We will ensure that all pools are safe when they reopen in September.”

The council owns 53 swimming pools; six of those are heated. Work to be done includes repairing leaks, and installing drainage systems and new equipment, including pumps.

“The budget allocated to repair each pool will vary, depending on what needs to be done,” explained Madingoane.

Pools will reopen on 1 September, as usual. Heated pools that will stay open throughout the winter are:

Region B: Linden – corner 11th Street and Fourth Avenue; and
Coronationville – Glencairn Street.
Region C: Little Falls Pleasure Resort – corner Falls Road.
Region D: Pimville – corner Modjadji and Mathibela streets.
Region F: Ellis Park Swimming Pools – corner North Lane and Erin Street; and
Pioneer Swimming Pool, corner Rosettenville Road and 11th Street.
Admission fees for heated pools are:

Adults – R8;
Children – R5;
Senior citizens (63 and older) – Free;
Adults with disabilities – R4; and
Children with disabilities – R2,50.
Season tickets are:

Adults – R220;
Children – R110;
Senior citizens (63 and older) – Free;
Adults with disabilities – R110; and
Children with disabilities – R55.
These heated pools are open on weekdays from 7.30am to 6.45pm; on Saturdays and public holidays from 7.30am to 5.30pm; and on Sundays from 8.30am to 5.30pm.

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