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I would like a pool so I could pay an entry fee. :lol:

 

Hornsby Council closed their pool just before Christmas. Could be years before it's rebuilt. Closest pool is an indoor 25m at Galston.

 

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Why did they do that? Too many drug deals going down there.

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Why did they do that? Too many drug deals going down there.

 

 

My guess would be a major upgrade. would be really pissed off if my Council closed the local pool for anything less.

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i think the price of our "local pool" (100k away) is getting out of hand

$5.60 x 2 (mrs IP) three times a week adds up $33.60 aweek plus time and travel, there is a few other pools abit further away are around $4.50 and out door pool in albury (summer only) is $3.20

 

due to this there will be a local 25m lap pool opening about 3 meters from my back door this summer

only problem with this pool is it will cost about $80000 for the first swim , but not much after that

cheers

IP

 

I too am building a lap pool in my backyard, 25m :D ! I have to build a 29m x 1.4m high retaining wall to level out our backyard (~400m3 of fill required to make level :lol: ) and provide a clear 6m wide side access to shed, so with a little extra engineering and extra materials, a lap pool wasnt going to cost much more, so have given the go ahead. Just waiting for council approval now, which will be interesting!!! I think mine will be approx $80k in materials, the labour will be up to me :lol: !

 

 

pinkboy :D

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I too am building a lap pool in my backyard, 25m :( !

 

pinkboy :(

 

My local pool will soon be quite cheap................think the going rate will be one peanutbutter M&M per swim :D:lol::lol::D:D

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My local pool will soon be quite cheap................think the going rate will be one peanutbutter M&M per swim :(:lol::lol::D:D

 

Ive invested in a quite unusual Home and Contents Insurance policy....

 

...Insured by Smith and Wesson :D

 

 

pinkboy...potshots from the deck, it will be like shooting fish in a barrel :D:(:(

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Ive invested in a quite unusual Home and Contents Insurance policy....

 

...Insured by Smith and Wesson :D

 

 

pinkboy...potshots from the deck, it will be like shooting fish in a barrel :lol::lol::D

 

 

Nothing like a bit of extra motivation to make me swim faster :D:(:(

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Why did they do that? Too many drug deals going down there.

 

We don't have drug dealers in Hornsby :lol:

 

 

My guess would be a major upgrade. would be really pissed off if my Council closed the local pool for anything less.

 

It is a very long involved situation but basically it will be completely demolished and rebuilt. It was originally built in 1962 on a very difficult but very convenient site and is cantilevered over a valley. The pool is apparently riddled with concrete cancer, which they have known about for years. There has been lots of debate as to what facilities we will finally get, but it has certainly inconvenienced a lot of clubs and schools who have had to find new venues.

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We don't have drug dealers in Hornsby :D

 

 

 

It is a very long involved situation but basically it will be completely demolished and rebuilt. It was originally built in 1962 on a very difficult but very convenient site and is cantilevered over a valley. The pool is apparently riddled with concrete cancer, which they have known about for years. There has been lots of debate as to what facilities we will finally get, but it has certainly inconvenienced a lot of clubs and schools who have had to find new venues.

Not to mention yet another Hornsby Shire Council financial debacle with my rates money. Grr. :lol::lol:

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hey Schoey

 

I am pretty sure that pool is the one in which I won the C Grade Butterfly in 1971, Saturday morning club races. If I am right, on one occassion when it was empty and having the sand build up removed, it is the one I drove my mum's Morris 1100 down the ramp and into, for fun. That just happened to be at about the same time we put two small sharks in. That would have been in about 1980.

 

Now being older and wiser, of course I do not in any way condone such behaviour. :lol:

 

 

Yep, same one I'd say, there's a few Morris 1100 proof bollards down there now though :lol:

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Yep, same one I'd say, there's a few Morris 1100 proof bollards down there now though :lol:

 

 

Not a bollard in the world to stop a Morris 1100

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Does anyone know of pools that charge more than $6 for a casual swim?

 

The new one in Cranbourne, Victoria does. Think it is like $6.60 entry, or $5.50 on non-peak times. I've been a variety of times and am yet to get a non-peak entry rate though, even when half of the pools have been closed and the water slides aren't working either. Seems the newer swimming pools being built around the place with all the specialised kids pools and waterslides are all charging (or will charge when complete) around the $7 mark.

 

I used to pay $93 for 3 month pass at the local 25m pool (on a student card). Currently investigating new pools closer to work but doubt I'm going to find anything that cheap.

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Does anyone know of pools that charge more than $6 for a casual swim?

North Sydney is $6.50, but if you pay for parking ($6.50/hr) you get in free.

So days i drive then i pay parking and no swim, days i Train i pay for the swim

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North Sydney is $6.50, but if you pay for parking ($6.50/hr) you get in free.

So days i drive then i pay parking and no swim, days i Train i pay for the swim

Far out! i forget how lucky i am sometimes. No gym or pool fees, no fees to enter the track or such. Cant believe how much some people charge!

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North Sydney is $6.50, but if you pay for parking ($6.50/hr) you get in free.

So days i drive then i pay parking and no swim, days i Train i pay for the swim

 

swam tonight and its gone up to $6.70, Its the convence i pay for, during summer i would have to drive for an extra 15min to get to a pool and in winter no option.

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MqU was free this AM (except I pay monthly, so not for me) because the lights for the outside pool were kaput. One slightly warm prune after 90 mins indoors with water @, I kid you not, 30+. It will take all day to rehydrate.

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I would like a pool so I could pay an entry fee. :lol:

 

Hornsby Council closed their pool just before Christmas. Could be years before it's rebuilt. Closest pool is an indoor 25m at Galston.

 

Rant over

 

i know and feel your pain.

 

one of the pools i've been going to instead is epping.

nice pool, surrounded by bush.

whole of 5 people in it last saturday arvo :lol:

$5.50, cheaper with a 20 pass. only problem is it closes at 7.45pm, and 3pm on saturday.

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My local pool is $4.85 per casual visit, but I was paying $8.05 to use the spas as well for recovery.

 

Have gone onto a 20 pass options for $120.xx, which works out at roughly $6.00 for pool, sauna, spas etc

 

I should state it is an indoor 25m heated pool. The 50m outdoor is unheated, and only really open Nov through Feb/Mar

 

Cheers

Ayto

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My local pool is $4.85 per casual visit, but I was paying $8.05 to use the spas as well for recovery.

 

Have gone onto a 20 pass options for $120.xx, which works out at roughly $6.00 for pool, sauna, spas etc

 

I should state it is an indoor 25m heated pool. The 50m outdoor is unheated, and only really open Nov through Feb/Mar

 

Cheers

Ayto

And a very nice pool it is, too.

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Not to mention yet another Hornsby Shire Council financial debacle with my rates money. Grr. :lol::lol:

Is there a council around that are actually good with money? I know ours are millions in debt, just put up rates and do sweat f-k all for me apart from take money from me!

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I am currently not paying for pool entry as I am on a sponsorship but its $3.00 entry for the whole day which is pretty good but its also $1.00 to spectate for parents...seems like a joke to me. :lol: Out athletics track is also free to use which is good plus its a grass track so not many knee injuries ro be heard of. All in all Wagga Wagga has it pretty good. :lol:

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I am currently not paying for pool entry as I am on a sponsorship but its $3.00 entry for the whole day which is pretty good but its also $1.00 to spectate for parents...seems like a joke to me. :lol: Out athletics track is also free to use which is good plus its a grass track so not many knee injuries ro be heard of. All in all Wagga Wagga has it pretty good. :lol:

 

 

Apart from the fact that it's Wagga :D

 

 

 

Sorry Alex. I finished school in Wagga, have lived and worked there on 2 occasions and still go back there now to visit the family - just not a fan.

 

Sounds like a bit of a bargain for the pool though in comparison to others.

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Right now we don't really have to worry about our local council pool entry fees.  Our council owned pool is shut until late July.  There are a number of school owned pools around with squads etc.  But we only have the one council facility in town, and one other in a nearby township (I guess that's' what it is these days) but it's outdoors 25mtr only and shut as well for winter.

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Willoughby (25m indoor) works out at about $5.50 if you buy 10... PAPP is 50m heated outdoor and that's $6.50 and Ian Thorpe which is where I usually end up as it's next to work is $7.50!

The good news is it's a lot better than back in the UK. My local pool there is about $8.50 and is 25m, overcrowded, over chlorinated and too hot!

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