Wagin Shire chief executive Len Calneggia and site manager Aaron Blanch under the new giant bucket, one of the many features of the upgraded pool. The new learn-to-swim pool will feature a beach entry, fountains and a giant bucket as well as a mini lap pool.
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WAGIN residents may have noticed the hive of activity at the pool recently, with the upgrade progressing well.

Site manager Aaron Blanch said that the pool was now 95 per cent done, with only painting and a few finishing touches, such as fitting the guttering and depth signage to go.

The focus at the moment is on replacing the brown brick retaining wall that surrounded the pool with a new limestone wall and then paving the pool border, so the shire can come in and start the landscaping.

“The plant room is on track, with the floor in and the new filters, pumps and chlorination gear will be going in soon,” Mr Blanch said.

The new plant room will be used to service the upgraded learn-to-swim pool, with the existing equipment servicing the 50-metre pool.

The learn-to-swim pool is also nearing completion and will feature a beach entry, fountains, giant bucket and mini lap pool to keep the children entertained, all under a shade sail to help protect them from the sun.

Once the paving around the pool is complete, the shire will move in to start the landscaping, which will involve roll-on lawn and reticulation, as well as installing a barbecue area with tables and chairs.

Shire chief executive Len Calneggia said that the pool would be ready to go for the start of the upcoming season.

“We have a new pool manager coming from Wagga Wagga and he will be starting on August 1,” Mr Calneggia said.

Plans are also under way to upgrade the kiosk and change rooms, with the grant application for this stage two refurbishment due by the end of October.

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