City of CT reduces public swimming pool hours to save water

All but six of the city of Cape Town’s 35 public swimming pools will close their doors during the week until the end of summer.

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CAPE TOWN - All but six of the city of Cape Town’s 35 public swimming pools will close their doors during the week until the end of summer.

It's in a bid to save water after the municipality last week implemented level 3B restrictions.

With the exception of the Sea Point and Mnandi pools, as well as four other indoor swimming facilities, all other pools will only be open to the public between 2pm and 5pm on Fridays and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. This will come into effect from next Monday.

The city's JP Smith says this will help save water.

“Because the swimming pools need to be back washed every day, it’s estimated that more than 1,680 kilolitres of water will be saved per day.”

Dam levels continue to drop and it remains to be seen if city bosses will further tighten water restrictions.

The following swimming pools will be open on weekends until the end of summer:

Athlone
Atlantis
Bellville
Bonteheuwel
Brown's Farm
Delft
Eastridge
Elsies River
Enthonjeni
Goodwood
Hanover Park
Kensington
Khayalitsha
Langa
Lentegeur
Manenberg
Monwabisi
Morning Star
Muizenberg
Observatory
Parow North
Parow Valley
Ravensmead
Ruyterwacht
Vulindlela
Wynberg

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)