The Tenterfield Pool finally opened for the 2018/19 season on Monday, October 1 after Wednesday evening’s hail storm threw the water balance out of kilter.
Lauren Lavea – who now manages the pool alongside husband Josh – said that while nitrogen-rich hail is good for farmers, it’s not so good for pools. Algae love the nitrogen hit and flourish, and on the scheduled opening day the pool water was a dark green.
It took a few days to get the chemical balance right, but the doors were still opened so the couple could introduce themselves to poolgoers.
Mrs Lavea said everyone was very welcoming and council staff particularly (Property, Building & Landscape Coordinator) Heidi Ford had been very supportive as the couple took up the reins.
The first night of Swim Club is October 25 from 5.30pm. Registration is through swimming.org.au but Mrs Lavea is ready to handle any queries or to help people register.
First up in a schedule of community events is a clinic on Saturday, November 3 with Olympic medallist Justin Lemberg. There will be a master session for adult swimmers, offering stroke correction and advice on training practices.
For the juniors there will be lots of activities for the kids, so it’s one to mark in the calendar.
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