Free weekend of swimming in Te Puke Pool

Friday 03 March 2023

Te Puke pool is open and to say thanks for your patience you can practice your strokes for free.

After a long wet, summer of maintenance, Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Te Puke pool is open and ready for you to take a plunge. To celebrate, everyone is invited to swim for free on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.

It’s been quite the journey to get the pool in order and we appreciate the Te Puke community’s patience and understanding while we’ve been doing the mahi in the background.

Reserves and Facilities Assets Manager, Janine Field says it’s great to get the pool open for what’s left of the warm weather.

“We were disappointed we couldn’t get the pool open much sooner for the community to use, but the delay was necessary while we got some important things done.

“The good news is that it’s open now and you’re invited to use it for free on 11-12 March.”

The management team have been working hard behind the scenes to get the pool sorted for swimmers to safely use. The team have completed some big maintenance tasks, including a much-needed pool re-paint. The team had to wait for the perfect weather window - not too cold and no rain for seven days – and that took time, but was really important for getting a quality paint job that lasts.

Janine says, “Mother nature put our best laid plans to waste and we struggled to get the stretch of fine weather we needed.”

Now the main and toddler pools have a fresh coat of paint and the geothermal bore system has had repairs including a new heat exchanger.

Te Puke Memorial pool is located at Te Puke High School on the corner of Tui Street and Beatty Avenue, accessible through the pool entrance on Tui Street.

The pool swim season ends with school term 1 (Easter) of any given year.

The facilities include

a main pool (33 metres long and 7 swim lanes)
a dive pool (4 metres deep); and
a learner/toddlers pool.
the pool is mildly geothermally heated to about 26 degrees, give or take, depending on ambient conditions.

Opening hours (during school term)

Monday to Friday mornings 6-8.30am
Monday to Thursday afternoons 3.30-5pm
Friday afternoon 3.30-5.30pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm