Published on 30 November 2020

The end of a season — Carnegie Swim Centre closure

As a Council we are committed to making safe and environmentally responsible decisions. For this reason, Carnegie Swim Centre will be closed for the remainder of the season.

Director Community Wellbeing Peter Jones said that not long after opening the Centre for the summer season, a significant leak was identified contributing to the loss of 150 kilolitres of water per day.

“Once we were aware of this significant leak, we engaged external engineers to do an assessment of the pool to seek clarity on the impact and if it was something that could be fixed,” he said.

“After the assessment was done, the precise location of the leak still couldn’t be determined which meant we could not safely reopen the Centre to the community.”

“From a health and safety perspective the pool water is consistently falling below the mandatory water quality regulations and forced pool closures would probably occur regularly throughout the season,” he said.

“This significant loss of water has subsequently impacted the overall water quality making it impossible for us to maintain regulatory water chemistry.

“And from an environmental perspective, this volume of water loss is unacceptable.”

While Council acknowledges this will be a huge disappointment to the community, safety is paramount and must always come first.

Carnegie Swim Centre has been operating since 1966 and is an iconic attraction in Glen Eira. Unfortunately, the much-loved pool is now at the end of its serviceable life.

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