News: Swimming Pool reopening update

Due to an equipment malfunction, the re-opening of the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool will be delayed by up to two weeks.

Posted: Wednesday, 6 September 2023

While a new pump for the pool was successfully installed by local contractors, it was found the variable speed drive (VSD) to the pump had suffered electrical damage and was inoperable, and the drive for the second pump was incompatible with the new model.

Contractors are now working on installing a new VSD, as well as looking to see if the second pump can be started to begin the process of treating the water.

Mayor Jeffrey McLaughlin acknowledged the importance of community pools in bringing people together in a fun environment.

“Barkly Regional Council staff are working together with local contractors to ensure the pool will reopen as soon as possible, with recruitment for a Lifeguard also now underway,” he said.

To check out the Lifeguard position or other roles available in Council, visit