Temps heat back up at Gladstone pool

RESIDENTS who require a heated pool for rehabilitation can resume their therapy sessions now that the heating system at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre has been replaced.

For almost 3 months the pool has been at 27 degrees, when it needs to be 30 degrees for mobility exercises to be beneficial.

Earlier this month the clients and staff of the heated pool told The Observer they were disappointed the problem had not been fixed sooner.

Gladstone Regional Council announced today it had replaced the heating system in the aquatic centre's Sister Elizabeth Kenny Memorial Pool.

The council carried out other maintenance work too, including installation of new lighting, automatic doors and sunlite sheeting.

Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers said the new side entrance seating areas adjacent to the indoor pool were the latest works to be completed.

"The new heating system was purchased and installed for around $70,000 as the system needed to be ordered and built and took a number of weeks," Cr Sellers said.

"Council thanks the community for their patience while the system was replaced and looks forward to residents enjoying the warm 32 degree water temperature during the cooler months."

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