WAVES due to open next month

Tiling works have been completed at WAVES with contractors undertaking the final checks and clean-ups after the five-month long project to retile the pool.

Contractors are undertaking the final checks and clean-up before handing over the pool by the end of the month.

More than 50,000 tiles have been laid during the retiling project over the off-season

With time required to fill, prepare and heat the pool, the council along with Aligned Leisure is looking at an official opening for WAVES of Saturday, October 13.

Users will be able to use the Albury Swim Centre which will open on September 17 or the Wodonga Sports and Leisure Centre. Lavington Swim Centre opens from October 2.

Cross-border memberships are now available for the Albury Wodonga Aquatics Facilities.

The seasonal pass for the outdoor pools has been replaced with the more flexible option of fortnightly payments.

With this option, users can start and end whenever it suits, suspend when they are busy or away as well as being able to access any of the Wodonga, Albury and Lavington pools throughout the season when a facility is unavailable due to events and carnivals.

Alternatively, get a multi-visit pass for short-term, regular access.

Both options are available in adult, concession, child and family packages.

As council indicated last month, rainfall slowed progress and pushed back the regular opening date.

The tiling was done in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and is subject to the weather, in that it can’t be too cold or too hot.

The council is pursuing its options for reimbursement of all costs associated with the tiling issue.