Tusmore Wading Pool | Temporary Closure in Hot Weather

Tusmore Wading Pool Temporary Closure

The Tusmore Wading Pool infrastructure is ageing. With the current infrastructure it is difficult to manage the pool’s water quality during extreme heat conditions.

The high temperatures cause a dramatic increase in the bacteria levels of the water and, over a short period of time, creates a public health risk for all users.

In the past Council has kept the wading pool open during extreme heat conditions most often resulting in the closure of the facility after one day of extreme heat. The pool is then drained, the water replaced and dosed with chemicals to ensure that the water quality meets the South Australian Public Health regulations.

This coming weekend is the busiest of the year at the Tusmore Wading Pool. To ensure that the pool can be kept open as much as possible this week, and so the community can use the pool this weekend, two pre-emptive closures will be in place.

The wading pool will be closed Tuesday 17 December (forecast 40°C) and Friday 20 December (forecast 44°C).

These closures may allow the wading pool to remain open on Wednesday 18 December, Thursday 19 December and for the coming weekend – pending water quality levels.

The George Bolton Swimming Centre will be opened for extended hours when the temperature exceeds 32°C at 5 pm.

Temporary closures* during extreme heat:

Tuesday 17 December 2019 CLOSED

Wednesday 18 December 2019 OPEN

Thursday 19 December 2019 OPEN

Friday 20 December 2019 CLOSED

Saturday 21 December 2019 OPEN

Sunday 22 December 2019 OPEN

*subject to change – please check with the Burnside Council directly for confirmation

As the Tusmore Wading Pool is due for an upgrade, plans are in place to consult with the community on the future of the pool in early 2020. Sign up to engage.burnside to receive eNews and to be informed when this consultation starts.

Read more about Tusmore Park HERE

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Burnside Facebook page.

What:  Tusmore Wading Pool Temporary Closure

When:  Tuesday 17 & Friday 20 December 2019 (pending water quality levels)

Where:  Tusmore Pool | Stirling Street, Tusmore Park

Who:  Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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