Rural Outdoor Pools are set for a busy summer 

Posted on 17 Nov 2021

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It was published in November 2021, so the information may be out-of-date.

The warm weather is nearly upon us and the Greater Shepparton Rural Outdoor Pool Season for 2021/2022 is about to kick off, with the official opening of the Tatura, Mooroopna and Merrigum pools scheduled for Saturday 20 November at 1pm.

Greater Shepparton City Council Manager Active Living David Booth said staff have been working hard over the winter months to prepare the pools for a busy summer, ensuring they are a great place to cool down and have fun.  

“All the pools are looking fantastic and we anticipate a big outdoor pool season following the easing of restrictions.”

“Major capital works to the filtration and circulation system at Merrigum have been completed, while works continue at the Tatura pool and the opening of this facility may vary subject to the completion of those works,” Mr Booth said.

If you would like to get active at the pool this year, Mr Booth said there would be a wide range of programs and activities on offer.

“There will be plenty happening over summer, with new giant inflatables recently delivered and a variety of water games planned. Our popular aqua aerobics and early morning swimming are also returning and I can’t forget to mention our affordable, family friendly seasonal pool membership passes which can be used at all three pools.”

For a full list of programs and activities, Greater Shepparton residents can head down to their local pool or download the Get Mooving Greater Shepparton App. 

The pools will remain open until the second weekend in March, with the final day of the Rural Outdoor Pool Season set for Monday 14 March 2021.

Council advises residents to contact their local pool for opening times and be aware that these could change, depending on weather conditions. Extended operating hours will come into play from Thursday 23 December 2021. On any day where the weather is above 40 degrees, Council will endeavour to keep the pools open longer. On days where the temperature is 24 degrees or below, the pools will not open.

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