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EKURHULENI COMMUNITY POOLS READY AND SET FOR THE SWIMMING SEASON

Spring has sprung and the scorching summer days are upon us, hence Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) is ready to help beat the heat with the opening of all new and revamped community pools for the swimming season.

In preparation of the splish-splash season, the EMM conducted extensive maintenance and repair works in all its pools during the winter season while constructing new pools in other areas of the Metro.

The swimming season preparation work also included an advanced training course for lifeguards who will serve communities as qualified lifesavers, trained by Lifesaving South Africa. The certification they obtained is valid for a year and must be renewed annually through theoretical and practical examination.

In an effort to curb the rising number of drowning cases in community pools and ensure the residents’ safety, the municipality is offering patrons of all ages from three years old the Learn-to-Swim program conducted by qualified swimming instructors. The program aims to assist a person with no swimming skills, or even develop intermediate swimmers into advanced swimmers.

Ekurhuleni has over 30 community swimming pools, with two lifeguards allocated to each swimming pool who are responsible for all lifesaving duties, facility management, water treatment and testing, asset control, housekeeping, and crowd control.

Furthermore, for residents in the Eden Park area hot and dry summer days will soon be a thing of the past with the construction of a new community swimming pool underway.

The construction of the R27 million 25 meter outdoor pool is set to begin this month and is to be concluded within the 2016/17 financial year.

The construction of the long awaited recreational facility will include amenities such as change rooms, an eight meter kiddie’s pool, a pavilion with a canopy overlooking the pool area and auxiliary works which will allow the community of Eden Park to enjoy well deserved plunges, splishing and splashing on a hot summer’s day.

Meanwhile pool maintenance and repair work is still ongoing at facilities located in Van Dyk Park (Boksburg), Katlehong, Daveyton, Etwatwa, as well as Olympia Park and Selection Park in Springs. These swimming pools will therefore not open over this swimming season.

EMM’s community swimming pools operating hours are as follows:

A CATEGORY:

  1. Delville Swimming Pool – Germiston
  2. Boksburg North Swimming Pool – Boksburg

 

Mondays:                                               Closed

Tuesdays to Thursdays:                       05:00 to 20:00

Fridays:                                                 05:00 to 17:30

Saturdays:                                            10:00 to 18:00

Sundays and Public Holidays:             14:00 to 18:00

 

 

B CATEGORY AND C CATEGORY:

CATEGORY B

  1. Kempton Park Swimming Pool – Kempton Park
  2. Brakpan Swimming Pool – Brakpan
  3. Vosloorus Swimming Pool – Vosloorus
  4. Katlehong Swimming Pool
  5. Reiger Park Swimming Pool

 

CATEGORY C

  1. Van Dyk Park Swimming Pool – Boksburg
  2. Parkdene Swimming Pool – Boksburg
  3. Atlasville Swimming Pool – Boksburg
  4. Thokoza Swimming Pool – Thokoza
  5. Benoni Central Swimming Pool – Benoni
  6. Benoni Northern Area Pool – Benoni
  7. Actonville Swimming Pool – Actonville
  8. Alberton Swimming Pool – Alberton
  9. Birchleigh Swimming Pool – Kempton Park
  10. Ebuhleni Swimming Pool – Tembisa
  11. Selection Park Swimming Pool
  12. Olympia Park Swimming Pool
  13. Olifantsfontein Swimming Pool – Olifantsfontein
  14. Edenvale Swimming Pool
  15. Klopperpark Swimming Pool – Germiston
  16. Primrose Swimming Pool - Germiston 
  17. Gerdview Swimming Pool – Germiston
  18. Dinwiddie Swimming Pool – Germiston
  19. Leondale Swimming Pool – Germiston
  20. Palm Ridge Swimming Pool – Germiston
  21. Faranani Swimming Pool
  22. Etwatwa Swimming Pool
  23. Geluksdal Swimming Pool
  24. Kwa-Thema Swimming Pool
  25. Nigel Swimming Pool
  26. Alra Park Swimming Pool

Mondays:                                                Closed

Tuesdays to Saturdays:                            10:00 to 18:00

Sundays and Public Holidays:                    14:00 to 18:00

The entrance fee to all community pools with a turn-style gate is R5.00 per person. 

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

 

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