Major work complete as Ripples’ indoor pool reopens

The pool at Ripples St Marys.
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Ripples St Marys has welcomed patrons back to the indoor pool which is now fully functional and available to keep up their swimming, aqua aerobics or learn to swim routines in the comfort of a heated pool during the winter months.

After experiencing a significant failure of the filtering system and loss of pool water, Council’s partners have been busy working on providing the best, one-of-a-kind technology to enable its operations for many years to come.

The extensive work included the renewal of filter cells and isolation valves, the installation and replacement of pipework to the ballast tank below and above ground floor of the plant room, pool shell refilling and installing a new pool well to assist in backflow circulation.

Another significant milestone was achieved during the closure, with the addition of an adult accessible changing room, providing greater access for the community. This is a dedicated facility accessible by using a MLAK key and includes an adult change table, shower, and toilet facilities.

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said the reopening of the indoor pool along with the fantastic improvements undertaken overall improves the facility for all members and visitors.

“The essential upgrades completed at St Marys ensures the ongoing safety and maintenance of the pool, particularly with the new capabilities behind the scenes, enabling the operation of the indoor pool to function appropriately,” Carney said.

“The work did take some time to complete, and I want to thank patrons for their patience in allowing us to carry out the installation of this new and improved water maintenance systems.

“By doing so, it allows any future work to have little to no disruption to plant operations which is a wonderful outcome for our Ripples community.”

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