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Atlantic Seaboard tidal pools currently undergoing urgent maintenance repairs<p>Work at the Camps Bay tidal pool commenced on 28 September 2022 and is almost complete. Favourable weather has allowed the contractor to complete the necessary repairs a week earlier than anticipated.</p><p>The schedule for the coming weeks includes the following:</p><ul><li>Saunders Pool: 10 to 28 October 2022 – The pool will be closed for a maximum of eight working days during this time to allow the contractor to seal the walls and improve the access walkway. Recreational cold swimmers are requested to use alternative pools or Saunders beach in the interim. </li><li>Maiden's Cove: The pools will be closed for a day or two each to seal the walls and repair cracks. Another two-day closure will be required to replace each of the valves. The work is scheduled to run from 31 October to 11 November 2022. </li><li>Milton's Pool: Milton's pool require significant repairs (paid for by the Recreation and Parks Department) which includes repair of large cracks in the wall, repairs to the access staircase and removal of valves. This pool will be closed for approximately two weeks. The work is currently scheduled for 14<sup> </sup>to 30 November 2022 to ensure that the pool is ready for the summer season. </li></ul><p>An attempt will be made to finish the works earlier than scheduled if possible. </p><p>These maintenance projects largely entail aesthetic improvements to these tidal pools, as well as some concrete crack repairs and stone pitching wall repairs. The intention is to improve the experience for all of those using the tidal pools, and importantly, to prolong the design life of these assets<strong><em>. </em></strong></p><p>The works form part of the Coastal Management Branch's planned annual maintenance where specific tidal pools were identified for operational repairs based on the popularity of the pools and the lack of safe swimming locations in the area. </p><p>At the Camps Bay tidal pool, we have improved the wall surfaces; at Saunders a safer access walkway will be provided; better water retention will be implemented at Milton; and repairs to the valves and cracks will be effected at Maiden Cove's two tidal pools.</p><p>Graaff's Pool is not part of the current works, but will be evaluated as part of a capital refurbishment programme. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-05T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#238e080f-21fc-4368-9024-07893572cab1;L0|#0238e080f-21fc-4368-9024-07893572cab1|Tidal pool toilets;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#3e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755;L0|#03e84e2ed-3e2d-44ae-a5b6-af54ef207755|maintenance;GP0|#ef3b9290-4059-4d92-ab4d-fb4f550c9a51;L0|#0ef3b9290-4059-4d92-ab4d-fb4f550c9a51|Recreation and Parks Department10

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