A chlorine pump was blocked overnight. A chunk of chlorine the size of a pea blocked the hose, requiring the pools to be re-sanitised manually, which takes time.Launceston Aquatic Centre Facebook Page.
The Launceston Aquatic Centre was forced to close a number of its pools on Saturday.
The cause of the closures, according to City of Launceston general manager Michael Stretton, was a blocked chlorine pump.
"The fault was quickly rectified by staff and the pools were re-opened around noon," he said.
According to the Launceston Aquatic Centre's Facebook page, the block was caused by a small chunk of chlorine the size of a pea blocking the hose meaning the pools had to be re-sanitised and treated manually.
Pools that were closed included the Learn to Swim pool, the toddler pool and the children's play area.
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Pools and areas including the competition pool, gym, spa and program pool were still available for use throughout the issue.
The Learn to Swim classes were moved to the program pool.
A motion was passed at the City of Launceston's July council meeting granting a $200,000 upgrade to a number of the Aquatic Centre's features.
Areas receiving upgrades include a Learn to Swim office relocation, new internal finishes and fittings as well as a new external sign.
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