Tawa Pool Reopens After Makeover

12 February 2013

Just in case it slipped out of your mind because of its year-long closure, we want to remind you that Tawa Pool is once again open for business.

Tawa Pool

Last year's $2.6m overhaul of Tawa Pool included a new roof and earthquake strengthening


We closed the pool in October 2011 for its five-yearly maintenance with the aim of having it open again the following April. However, the earthquake strengthening work took longer than expected.

The Council's Recreation Manager, Julian Todd, says "a huge thank you" to Tawa Pool customers for their patience.

"As well as upgrading the pool facilities, we have future-proofed the building against tougher engineering standards, giving the community a safer and better place to swim."

The work included:

  • a new roof
  • steel beams to strengthen the rest of the building
  • an acoustic ceiling
  • vapour barrier
  • resurfaced floors
  • new window bays
  • improved access to the mezzanine floor.

The $2.6 million revamp of Tawa Pool will be followed soon by a $6 million extension and refurbishment of Keith Spry Pool in Johnsonville.