Pool work on video

A video providing a first glimpse inside the $20 million Cambridge Pool rebuild has been released this week showing a nearly-complete 25-metre pool, spa, toddler pool and hydrotherapy pool.

The video, shared on Waipā District Council’s Facebook page, shows progress on site as contractors enter the final stages of construction.

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said the project was nearing 85 per cent completion.

It is hoped the pool will open in March 2021.

“While we still have a fair way to go until its complete, things are absolutely tracking in the right direction.”

When work started on the project in mid-2018 it was hoped to have it completed by mid-2020.

But after contractors Naylor Love reported defects in the outdoor 50-metre pool an extra $520,000 was approved by Waipā District Council for remedial work. That work has yet to be completed to bring it up to standard.

Additional costs will be covered by Council land sales in Cambridge which are returning more than anticipated.

In March it was hoped the project would be ready for the 2020 summer – but Covid-19 put then paid to that, and dozens of other capital works projects around the country.

In the video, contractors can be seen laying the final lining on the 25-metre pool, at the heart of the new building, tiling the new spa pool and inserting reinforcement into the foundation of the outdoor splash pad.

The video can be viewed at https://fb.watch/2d6H-HH2w1/. For more information on the project, head to www.waipadc.govt.nz/cambridgepool.

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