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Thirsty work on pool

Wednesday, 19th March, 2008

The heatwave has baked the city for the last week but it didn't slow progress on the new pool.

The bulk excavation for the 50m, eight-lane pool has been done after work started earlier this month, said Crystal Pools Supervisor, Tasman Willett.

He said work on installing strip footings for the pool has now started and concrete form work around the pool was scheduled to start within a fortnight.

Mr Willett said the strip footings were the most critical part of the pool. "They're what the whole pool is going to sit on...it has to be near perfect," he told BDT yesterday.

The area next to the main pool is also now being cleared in preparation for the slide. Mr Willett's said the project was progressing well and there had been no surprises unearthed during excavation.

"No gold found, unfortunately," he said. He said the only hassle had been getting used to the heat.

Council is paying Crystal Pools $4.5 million to build the pool, which will include a water slide and associated infrastructure.

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