Spectacular swimseason ahead


Main photo: A bird’s-eye view of the Bourke pool courtesy of Damian Slack-Smith. Inset: Pool Manager Mark Hollman with Bourke Council Environmental Services Manager Dwayne Willoughby checking out the new super-efficient filtration system. Inset: Sketch of future shade areas still to be completed.

The Bourke Pool upgrade is nearing completion, with only a few minor tweaks required for what is going to be a spectacular sight come springtime.

The opening of the newly rebuilt pool will be on the first weekend of the spring school holidays in late September.

Bourke Shire Council’s Environmental Services Manager Dwyane Willoughby said the pool is now humming along nicely with all required testing completed.

“Everything is running smoothly with only a few minor changes required. Like any machine you need to commission it before you can attend to the final modifications.

“The whole project has come together beautifully. The Architect has checked it all out, and there are only a few modifications needed, which are simply aesthetics.

“The pool is operational and much more efficient that the previous system.

“Our filtration system now cleans the water eight times more per day than the old system did, as well as 100% of the water being recycled. There is no water waste with the new system. That’s super-efficient.

“The grounds are looking great. The turf has been laid and we’ve used a new drought tolerant variety called “TifTuf”, a new type of cooch.

“The new car park is about ninety percent complete and local concreter Peter Keuning has done a great job there.

“The new barbeque area has been completed and will be a great community asset.

“People are going to love to come to the pool and utilise this area for parties, barbeques and family gatherings.


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