In preparation for a very busy Summer and to make sure the pool is available as much as possible, the next stage of the major pool maintenance is about to begin from Monday, October 7.

The pool contractors have been busy getting all the required parts manufactured and ready to be installed. They have also had to wait for a time when the weather is favourable for pool painting (not too cold, not too unstable). If all stays on schedule, the pool will be drained on Monday so any leaking pipes can be investigated and replaced.

While the pool is empty, it will be painted and the filtration system will be updated to a newer system with much lower ongoing operating costs. The new system will also be much more autonomous, with automatic filling as the water level drops due to evaporation as well as remote monitoring of water quality to help ensure the pool technicians only have to attend when necessary. The possibility to link basic information like temperature to the Willsmere web site will also be investigated.

At this stage the pool is scheduled to be ready for use by the end of October. Updates will be provided as they become available.


Willsmere is located at Wiltshire Drive (access via Yarra Boulevard), Kew VIC 3101