The Manuka Pool is now in its 89th year.

The Manuka Pool is now in its 89th year.

27 November 2019

The inner south's historic public pool has been revamped ahead of its 89th swimming season.

The popular summer swimming spot's facilities have been upgraded, including through the installation of tiles specially sourced from the Czech Republic to match the originals.

The pool had almost $2.5 million of work undertaken across the last 7 months so that Canberrans can continue to enjoy the facility for many years to come.

Work included a new filtration plant, upgrades to the pool structure, new filtered water lines and inlets in the pools, a new underground balance tank, re-tiling of the entire pool, a new concrete concourse, new poolside seating and repainting of the new building.

The new tiles were sourced from the Czech Republic after a worldwide search to ensure they matched the original tiles and preserved the heritage values of the site. The tiles will include the original “Shallow” and “Deep” tile markings at each end of the pool as well as depth markers, which are measured in the old imperial scale.

All upgrades undertaken were in consultation with ACT Heritage and are in line with the Manuka Pool Conservation Management Plan.

Originally named 'the Swimming Pool', Manuka Pool offers swimming lessons, casual swimming and lap swimming, a range of fitness offerings, opportunities for catch-ups with friends and family, and a refuge from the heat.

Manuka Pool is affectionately loved by all Canberrans, with over 30,000 visitors each swim season enjoying the pool and its surrounds.

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