Sea Point swimming pool set to close

Thousands of people crowd the public swimming pools in Sea Point as the sun sets on another hot day in Cape Town.

The Sea Point swimming pool will be closed from Monday April 9 for seven to eight weeks to finalise repairs to infrastructure that was damaged during a storm in June 2017.

The work by the City of Cape Town’s recreation and parks department will include major repairs to the sea wall railing, the fibre lining of the baby pool and the brick paving that was washed out by the storm, at a cost of R797 000.

Between June and November 2017, numerous other storm-related repairs were completed at the Sea Point swimming pool, the City said in a statement.

This included the replacement of damaged pool tiles, replacement of paving bricks, replacement of the gate motor and sea water pumps as well as repairs to the electricity box and ablution block. This was done at a cost of R247 000.

These latest repairs are expected to be completed by the end of May.

Bathers will be able to use the Long Street indoor swimming pool during the following times:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 4pm.

Tuesdays, from 7am to 4pm but exclusively for females from 10am to 2pm.

Fridays, from 7am to 4pm.

Daily for swimming clubs, from 5pm to 7pm.

“The Sea Point swimming pool is our most popular facility in terms of visitor numbers. It is currently also the only pool that is open year-round because we are able to use seawater. We will do everything we can to ensure that the repairs are completed as soon as possible so that the facility can be reopened for use by the public and we thank users for their patience during this period,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for safety and security; and social services, JP Smith.