SSC Conventional Swimming Pools To Close For Half Day Once A Week For Dedicated Cleaning Works
SSC Conventional Swimming Pools To Close For Half-Day Once A Week For Dedicated Cleaning Works
Singapore, 24 March 2010 - Starting from 5 April 2010, all of the Singapore Sports Council’s (SSC) 20 conventional swimming pools will be closed for a half-day once a week to enable for dedicated and comprehensive upkeep and maintenance works such as horticulture work, de-rusting and painting while minimising inconvenience to pool visitors.
The operating hours of the SSC conventional pools on their designated days of closure will be 2.30pm to 9.30 pm. However, all the swimming pools will remain open on public holidays, even if they fall on the designated pool closure days. A schedule of the pool closures can be found in Annex A.
“The SSC is dedicated to providing safe and clean facilities for the public. Hence, closing our swimming pools for a half-day once a week would greatly facilitate our cleaning and maintenance operations, thus allowing us to further enhance the ambience and cleanliness of our pools for the enjoyment by the public,” said Mr Kenneth Hui, Chief, Sports Facilities Group, Singapore Sports Council.
To further minimise inconvenience to the public, the schedule of the pool closures is done in a way such that there will at least be one nearby alternative swimming pool within the same zone that the public can visit, should the pool that they wish to visit is closed.
Annex A: Schedule of Pool Closures
|Closed Pools||Alternative Pools|
|Monday||Clementi||Buona Vista, Queenstown|
|Geylang East||Jalan Besar, Kallang Basin, Katong|
|MOE Co-Curricular Activities Branch||Delta, Buona Vista||Choa Chu Kang*||Bukit Batok, Woodlands|
|Jurong East*||Bukit Batok, Jurong West*|
|Tuesday||Buona Vista||Clementi, MOE Co-Curricular Activites Branch, Queenstown|
|Delta||MOE Co-Curricular Activites Branch, Queenstown|
|Katong||Geylang East, Kallang Basin|
|Toa Payoh||Kallang Basin, Bishan|
|Jurong West*||Jurong East*|
|Wednesday||Ang Mo Kio||Bishan, Serangoon, Yio Chu Kang|
|Bukit Batok||Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East|
|Jalan Besar||Geylang East|
|Kallang Basin||Katong, Geylang East, Toa Payoh|
|Queenstown||Buona Vista, Clementi, Delta|
|Yishun||Yio Chu Kang, Woodlands|
|Bishan||Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh|
|Serangoon||Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Sengkang|
|Yio Chu Kang||Ang Mo Kio, Yishun|
|Woodlands||Choa Chu Kang*, Yishun|
Note: Special feature pools are denoted by an
* and are closed for a full day once a week. This started when special pool features were first introduced and has been ongoing since then.
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