A PLUMBING problem has forced the shutdown of pools at the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre until the end of the month.
The PARC learn-to-swim pool, aquatic playground and 50-metre pool were closed on Thursday 12 October due to “a critical malfunction in the plumbing system,” Peninsula Leisure CEO Tim Gledhill said.
“While damage assessments continue at PARC, Peninsula Leisure has brought forward the summer opening of The Pines Forest Aquatic Centre,” Mr Gledhill said.
“The early assessment at PARC was that the pools could be operational again by 27 October, but pending expert advice the required works are likely to take a fortnight to complete.”
Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd, a Frankston Council-owned company, has decided to open The Pines Forest Aquatic Centre immediately instead of its usual annual opening date of 1 November ahead of the summer season.
Mr Gledhill said The Pines swimming pool can be used by PARC members.
Other PARC activities such as the gym and wellness centre are still open to visitors while the pools are closed.