SSC Conventional Swimming Pools To Close For Half-Day Once A Week For Dedicated Cleaning Works

Singapore , 24 Mar 2010

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.

2 The operating hours of the SSC conventional pools on their designated days of closure will be 2.30 pm 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.

3 "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.

4 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.
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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*

Sengkang*

Hougang, Serangoon

 

 

 

Tuesday

Buona Vista

Clementi, MOE Co-Curricular Activites Branch, Queenstown

Delta

MOE Co-Curricular Activites Branch, Queenstown

Hougang

Sengkang, Serangoon

Katong

Geylang East, Kallang Basin

Tampines

Bedok

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

 

 

 

Thursday

Bedok

Tampines

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.

 

Click here for more information on the closure of our facilities.
About the Singapore Sports Council
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