The Horsham War memorial pools 1.4 million dollar upgrade has locals asking questions
The Horsham War Memorial pool now has flat wet deck access, ramp access and the depth has been adjusted to accommodate a state of the art filtration and cleaning system to keep the water clean and in top top shape..
Residents have questioned the 1.4 million dollar development wondering why the pool depth had to be changed - John Martin - head of infrastructure at Horsham rural city council says it all boils down to water quality and safety..
"There were a few key issues and one of the main changes was the removal of the raised hob around the whole perimeter of the pool -so what we have got to have now is called a wet deck approach where its basically a flat profile, people can walk straight into the pool, it makes it a lot easier to get into the pool and it makes a lot of easier to see people so there's a safety benefit you can see into the depth of the pool much more easily from the sides if you are patrolling the pool. There is also going to be an access ramp on the side which is going to improve access for a range of people, so there are some of the initial benefits, there's also been a history of high water losses from the pool so the replacement pipework and the concreting work on the base of the pool - plus the plastic lining are going to significantly reduce the water loss from the pool - its going to lead to a much better attainment of required health standards at the pool as well".
And as to why the depth has changed..