I AM writing to support recent letters regarding less-than-ideal swimming pool conditions in Ballarat.
As a regular user of the Ballarat Aquatic centre and the Eureka pool, I believe both facilities can be improved by more appropriate and frequent cleaning.
The water quality of both pools is not consistent.
Clarity and temperature (especially Eureka) variations are common even though I swim early mornings when I believe water quality should be best.
The McKenzie Eureka pool was the last pristine water I have swum in in Ballarat.
At the time of that change of management we were told by YMCA management words to the effect of "Give us a chance, you (the public) won't notice any difference".
Well I am sorry but the difference was immense. I have many examples that don't need to be voiced here. The young staff, despite their best endeavours, were quite sympathetic.
The Aquatic centre issues are similar. Water consistency, pool deck and change room cleanliness require attention.
The facilities don't need to be changed, they just need appropriate cleaning.
Again I have many examples that don't need to be voiced here.
If cost is an issue that is limiting cleaning, then maybe some or all of the 36 large lights that were in use today in full daylight and are regularly in use when the sun is shining into the facility could be turned off. (The nine blown globes indicate cost could be a factor).
I was pleased to receive and complete an electronic survey recently regarding outdoor pool conditions over summer.
I am not bitter and I am not trying to discredit the YMCA, but it is a pity that I need to use this facility (The Courier) to ask for improvements. All I want is consistent good quality water with clean inviting surrounds.