Extensive aquatic works for Aquahub from mid December
7 November 2019
Aquahub is improving it’s aquatic facilities by refurbishing the pools and sauna to ensure your continued enjoyment for years to come.
Due to the extent of the works the aquatic facilities at Aquahub will be closed from Monday 16 December 2019 to Sunday 26 January 2020. The gym, group fitness studios and stadium will remain open and unaffected throughout this time.
Aquahub attracts a high level of use by the community. To ensure it remains available for future generations Maroondah City Council delivers programmed maintenance on our assets occurring as part of the infrastructure life cycle. Learn more about the works here.
Where else can I swim?
Croydon Memorial Pool's down the road and it's open for the season this Saturday 9 November. Our outdoor heated pools are a great option for 50 metre laps, leisure play and toddler fun, plus plenty of lawn to relax on. View opening hours here.
Visit the Croydon Memorial Pool at the corner of Hewish Rd and Springfield Ave, Croydon.
Aquanation is just a 15 minute drive away, so it's easy to plan your swim. With all your aquatic needs under one roof, Aquanation hosts a 50 metre pool, warm water pool, leisure pool, aquatics playground, spa, sauna, steam room, water slides and diving facilities (phew!). Learn more about Aquanation here.
Visit Aquanation on the corner of Greenwood Ave and Reilly St, Ringwood.
Aqua aerobics class alternatives
Aqua aerobics classes at Aquahub will be on hold, however there will be alternative classes available at Aquanation and Croydon Memorial Pool. Throughout the aquatic closure period, Aquahub's Holiday group fitness timetable will be in affect and will offer plenty of dry group fitness alternatives to keep your health and fitness goals on track. Look out for this on our group fitness page from early December.
In addition to our Holiday timetables, Croydon Memorial Pool offers classes from December to March on Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am (excluding 26 and 28 December 2019). View Croydon Memorial Pool's aqua class timetable.
Council has carefully programmed these works to occur at one time to minimise disruption to the community. The shutdown period allows for a number of complex works to be undertaken. The works include extensive maintenance of the scum gutters and balance tanks, replacement of all the sauna timber panelling and general safety and maintenance repairs and upgrades unable to be undertaken when the pool is operational.
The most extensive of these works is the scum gutter and balance tank repairs, which due to the specialist nature of the works require time to ensure the new epoxy coatings adhere correctly. The process involves removal of the existing epoxy coating, allowing the areas to fully dry before being treated and a new epoxy coating is applied. These works are unable to be undertaken whilst the pool is operational, and will ensure the Aquahub remains operating at a premium level in the future.
The pools will be drained to a lower level but not fully drained. Any water drained from the pool will be used through other parts of the facilities before being treated in conjunction with the centre’s usual process before releasing into the sewer system.
Generally maintenance is required throughout the year on various parts of the pool. The re-lining of the balance tanks and scum gutters is required every 5 to 7 years in line with best industry practice and the Council maintenance works programme.
If you have any queries please contact Customer Service on 9294 5500.
Frequently Asked Questions available here.