Flood-prepped pool closed this week

PREPARED: Equipment was removed and pumps switched off at Forbes Olympic Pool in preparation for major flooding; Council says it will take a little time to get it open again. Picture: Brendan McCool
PREPARED: Equipment was removed and pumps switched off at Forbes Olympic Pool in preparation for major flooding; Council says it will take a little time to get it open again. Picture: Brendan McCool

Forbes Olympic Pool is currently closed to the public and all user groups, but Forbes Shire Council says it is working to reopen the facility as soon as possible.

As a result of the recent flood event, all equipment including benchtops was removed from site and the pumps were turned off to protect the infrastructure.

Council is hoping to reopen this facility next week once the water quality is filtrated to optimum standards, they have advised in a Facebook post.

The pool was closed to the public at 11am last Monday so the site could be made safe, pool manager Damian Lehnen told the Advocate last week.

Everything from picnic tables to pool covers, lane ropes to dry chemical was removed in case the flood waters did rise through the site.

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