The Heathcote Community Pool Project Inc and Heathcote Lions have worked together to make Heathcote Pool a warmer place to take a dip, with the installation of solar heating.BARBARA SUNGAILA February 6, 2014 4:35am
The Heathcote Community Pool Project Inc and Heathcote Lions (rear from left) Lyn Furneaux, Lyn Hough, Alister Trease, HCCPI president Liz Spillane and Caroline James. Front: Jenny Ryan, Merilyn Luscombe, Lions president Daryl Dedman and Joan McIntyre.
The chill has been taken off Heathcote pool with the recent installation of solar heating.
Heathcote Community Pool Project president Liz Spillane said water temperature was currently about 25°C.
‘‘We hope that with regular use of the pool blankets that the temperature will be maintained at about 26-27°C for the remainder of the season,’’ she said.
‘‘Come on down and swim, take part in aerobics or just come along and play in the water. It is lovely.’’
Ms Spillane said the project was funded by the committee, Heathcote Lions and the City of Greater Bendigo.
‘‘Our committee has been fundraising for improvements to the pool since 2005 and we are grateful for the strong support that we have in the Heathcote community.’’
The solar system collectors use the 200sqm of available roof space.
‘‘We hope to extend the roof space and add more collectors to maximize the benefit of the solar heating,’’ Ms Spillane said.
‘‘We will be looking for community partnerships to help us fund the next stage.’’
The next HCPP fundraiser is Let’s Dance — Rock Pop and Roll.
It will be on Saturday, March 8, in the RSL hall from 8pm until midnight.
Tickets are $15 from Beaton’s Store on High St.
For inquiries, call Lyn Hough on 0409
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