Bayswater Waves awaiting final checks before refurbished pool, grandstand can open

Fraser Read (Aquatic Suppervisor Bayswater Waves)gets set to fill the in  redevelopment of Bayswater Waves’ outdoor pool. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Fraser Read (Aquatic Suppervisor Bayswater Waves)gets set to fill the in redevelopment of Bayswater Waves’ outdoor pool. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

THE City of Bayswater is awaiting several approvals before reopening the refurbished outdoor pool and grandstand at Bayswater Waves.

Water quality and electrical safety compliance checks and certification of the area around the pool for slip resistance have started.

The City originally scheduled its annual Baysie Waves Fest family fun day for January 20 but the event was cancelled due to unforeseen delays with the refurbishment works.

Deputy Mayor Chris Cornish said he expected to obtain all approvals by the end of the month.

“The pool is being filled and then we can test the pumps, filtration and chlorination systems,” he said.

“There’s a lot of testing happening right now to get the pool ready to open and the water quality checks should happen this week.

“If all goes well, we’re aiming to have the pool open at the end of the month, but we haven’t set an official date yet.

“We’ll be opening the pool as soon as we can and we’re currently planning to hold the annual Baysie Waves Fest family fun day once it’s up and running, but we don’t have a date yet.”

Cr Cornish said the project took longer than expected because of the complexity of the refurbishment works for the pool and spectator stand, such as the concrete cancer found in the stand.

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