MAJOR upgrades to the indoor swimming pool have begun at the Singleton Gym and Swim centre this week.
A new state-of-the-art ultraviolet light filtration system is being installed in the plant room for the indoor swimming pool along with replacement of the sand in the filter system.
The steel structure is being repainted and interior ceiling tiles and interior walls of the building will also receive a coat of paint.
A new spa heater will be installed and lighting in the indoor swimming pool area will be replaced.
Security will also be improved with new closed circuit television cameras being set up.
The project has been on the drawing board for several months now by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) which currently lease the facility.
Assistant manager Shane Simmons applauded the council’s investment which he said would help the gym and swim go forward.
“These upgrades will ensure the facility serves this great community for many years to come, the new ultraviolet light filtration system and new sandfilter would make the water quality and clarity of the indoor pool impeccable,” Mr Simmons said.
While the indoor swimming pool was drained for paint work, the routine clean of each pool tile would also take place.
The work was expected to be completed by July 16. In the meantime, all remaining facilities at the centre would be open.