Breakdowns force closure of Dumbleyung Swimming Pool for summer

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Dumbleyung Swimming Pool. Credit: supplied.
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The Shire of Dumbleyung has announced its pool is likely to remain closed for the whole summer.

Two separate breakdowns occurred while commissioning the Dumbleyung Swimming Pool plant for this season, the Shire said in a statement last week.

Engineering advice indicates there are mechanical and electrical problems with the plant, as well as structural integrity issues with the plant building.

The pool plant room was not a safe environment for staff or the public, it said.

“The plant dates back to circa 1983 ... and although minor maintenance has occurred over time, the overall condition of the plant and plant room is now considered unserviceable,” the Shire said.

Shire president Julie Ramm said she and the community were saddened by the announcement but were doing everything they could to get the pool back to working condition.

“It is absolutely a significant amenity to the Dumbleyung community,” she said. “This is a priority for us to get the pool working and fixed in the shortest time possible.

“We have been doing research over the last two years on what can be done to ensure the future integrity of the pool. Unfortunately, this issue has happened now when we hoped that we could get through this summer to have the winter to work on it.”

Cr Ramm said the Shire was trying to work out if it could relocate vacation swimming classes.

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