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Community pools to operate daily until end February<p>​Community swimming pools are open daily from Monday to Sunday between 10:00 and 17:00 until the end of February 2024, allowing residents and visitors ample opportunity to enjoy the summer season.<br></p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1218px;" /> </figure>​</span>From 1 to 20 March, community pools will transition to weekend operations only, until after the Easter weekend (29 March to 1 April 2024), when facilities will close for the off-season.<div><br><p>The Recreation and Parks Department is prioritising the operation and maintenance at the many facilities across the metropole and would like to remind residents and visitors to ensure that they stay informed about operating times and the rules and regulations at swimming pools and beaches.</p><p>A swimming pool's operational status may vary, based on maintenance and operational requirements. Residents can stay up to date by checking the City's website for swimming pool schedule updates and verifying the area's load-shedding schedule before visiting a pool. </p><p>For more information on swimming pool operating times please visit; <a href="">,%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Swimming_Pools_Schedule.pdf</a></p><p>Facilities close during load-shedding, as specific rules are in place for swimming pool operations during such times. Routine maintenance and monitoring are crucial to maintaining optimal water quality, ensuring a safe and enjoyable swimming experience.</p><p>Lifeguard hours at designated beaches remain unchanged, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily to ensure continuous surveillance and supervision.</p><p>'We have waved goodbye to the festive season, but summer is still in full swing. We are expecting very high temperatures over the coming days, and so we invite the public to make the most of our facilities as they seek relief from the heat. However, please exercise caution at all times, for your safety and that of others. The City remains dedicated to providing recreational facilities and services to the community. We all have a shared responsibility to work together towards a safer environment at our facilities,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia Van der Ross.</p><p>Beachgoers are encouraged to adhere to beach regulations and observe the four golden rules for a safer summer: </p><ul><li>Swim between the designated red and yellow flags where lifeguards are on duty</li><li>Be aware of rip currents</li><li>Always keep a watchful eye on your children</li><li>Don't swim under the influence of alcohol<br><br><strong> </strong><br><strong>End</strong></li></ul><p><br></p></div>2024-01-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#ff0b55f9-77e2-44c8-8ba0-61504af16684;L0|#0ff0b55f9-77e2-44c8-8ba0-61504af16684|Beach;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#31f39c68-724d-49cb-b987-e3f542811575;L0|#031f39c68-724d-49cb-b987-e3f542811575|swimming;GP0|#589df921-dab9-4b0d-8a40-8a45c1a4c848;L0|#0589df921-dab9-4b0d-8a40-8a45c1a4c848|pool safety;GPP|#272100f7-934d-4419-9027-2d113fa28ead10

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