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Most of the City of Ekurhuleni public swimming pools will be opening tomorrow (1 September)  to welcome spring after the winter shutdown. During the winter break, the City did extensive maintenance and repairs of pools to prepare them for the splish-splash season starting tomorrow.

A total of 18 community pools located across the City will be open to all bathers to cool off, for fitness, and for leisure purposes and mental stimulation among other benefits.

“We are aware that communities are always looking forward to the re-opening of the pools hence we always ensure that during the winter season, we prepare the pools so that they are ready and safe to use when we re-open them,” says metro spokesman Zweli Dlamini.

Meanwhile, minor maintenance and repair works are still ongoing at the Vosloorus, Palm Ridge, Alberton, Benoni, Brakpan, Alra Park, Gerdview and Van Dyk Park swimming pools. These pools will therefore be opening later in the swimming season.

The entrance fee to all community pools as per the new tariffs is R11.00 per person and R15 for Delville (Germiston) and Boksburg North Swimming Pool in Boksburg which are category A pools. Category A pools are those that are Olympic size and heated indoor / outdoor that are high-profile pools for the hosting of provincial, national, and international events.

All swimming pools, except for the Boksburg North and Delville pools operate from Tuesday to Saturday (10h00 to 18h00), and from 14h00 to 18h00 on Sundays and public holidays.

Boksburg North and Delville operate as follows:

  • Tuesday – Thursday from 05h00 to 20h00;
  • Friday, from 05h00 to 17h30;
  • Saturday, from 10h00 to 18h00; and
  • Sunday from 14h00 to 18h00. 

Delville Swimming Pool:

  • Tuesday – Thursday from 05h00 to 20h00;
  • Friday, from 05h00 to 17h00;
  • Saturday, from 10h00 to 18h00; and
  • Sunday from 14h00 to 18h00.

School children will not be allowed entry to public swimming pools during school hours unless prior arrangements have been made by their schools. This, however, is subject to approval by the City’s Sport and Recreation Department.

Here are the swimming pools that will be opening tomorrow:

  • Atlasville
  • Benoni Northerns
  • Birchleigh
  • Boksburg North
  • Daveyton
  • Delville
  • Duduza
  • Ebuhleni
  • Eden Park
  • Edenvale
  • Etwatwa
  • Faranani
  • Klopperpark
  • Kwa-Thema
  • Primrose
  • Reiger Park
  • Selection Park
  • Thokoza