Works progressing on WAVES tiling

Wodonga Council is aiming to open the WAVES outdoor pool in time for the start of the swim season following the retiling works that are taking place over the break.

Works are moving at a good rate but recent rains have slowed progress and could mean a slightly later start for the regular season opening.

Aligned Leisure are currently working with all user groups regarding the start of season and available space across the Albury Wodonga Aquatic Facilities.

In the event WAVES is unavailable, 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.

The tiling is being 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.

Stringent assessments and intensive testing are being undertaken as the tiles are laid and the council is cognisant that the quality of the finished product not be jeopardised at the expense of speed.

Once the tiling is complete, there will be a period of curing ahead of the pool set-up procedure getting under way including filling, chlorination and heating which takes up to 20 days.

The decision to undertake the works in the off-season was to minimise the disruption to community and user groups as much as possible.