AS the days begin to get warmer, Mannum residents can look forward to more than just friendly skies.
The Mannum Community College pool is on its way to being opened to the public throughout summer for the first time since 2008.
Mid Murray Council community development manager Shane Thompson said the council had allocated money towards draining and re-filling the pool in preparation for use.
“It’s been on the cards for a long time,” he said.
“We were all hoping that it would have happened last summer.”
Along with the council, Mannum Community College principal Leonie Falland is seeking people who can become pool supervisors.
“Council has been really proactive,” she said.
“They have just got to get a group of people ready to be trained and then everything will be ready to go.”
Although details have yet to be confirmed, the pool should be open on weeknights from 4pm to 6pm and weekends from 2pm to 6pm from November to March, and on days that reach 25 degrees or more.
Mr Thompson said he hoped the community service would be available on a regular basis in the future.
“I would think that it would be ongoing but it would depend on the condition of the water,” he said.
Student Tyson Neville said residents were looking forward to using the pool again, especially the younger swimmers.
“It’ll be a good change from swimming in the river,” he said.
The council also operates a pool in Cambrai and is looking to provide support pool supervision at the Swan Reach Area School pool.
Cool for school: Mannum Community College students Tyson Schellen, Rachael Berlin, Elizabeth Griggs, Toni Berlin, Jake Wiebrecht and Tyson Neville will be among the first to use the re-opened pool.
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