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Pegasus Post: March 28, 2017

Pegasus Post: March 28,

FREE TUESDAY mArch 28 2017 Pegasus Post Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Award winning publishing group Home Leisure SHOW June 30 – July 2 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW & 021 914 5656 379 7100 Linwood, Avonside, Richmond, Shirley, Burwood, Dallington, Wainoni, Bromley, Aranui, Avondale, Bexley, New Brighton, Northshore, Queenspark, Parklands, South Brighton Hot pools may not use sea water • By Sarla Donovan THE MULTI-MILLION dollar New Brighton hot salt water pools might not use sea water. Instead, the pools could be filled with freshwater, says the group behind the project. Development Christchurch says while the intention is still to use salt water, they are unable to say whether this would come from the ocean, or whether salt would be added to freshwater. David East Rob Hall In December, the city council agreed to fund a further $11 million for the development of a new play area and hot pools project, subject to funding approval through this year’s Annual Plan process. Development Christchurch is leading the project’s construction. Development Christchurch chief executive Rob Hall said yesterday that a decision on what water they would use wouldn’t be made until after the Annual Plan approval in June. However, Coastal-Burwood Community Board member Tim Baker said the public had been misinformed about the pools. He criticised Development Christchurch for continuing to call it the “hot salt water pools project.” They were essentially “big spa pools,” which he said was a less attractive proposition than salt water. Mr Hall said he didn’t think they had been deceiving the public by continuing to call them “hot salt water pools,” saying the original concept was for hot salt water and that was still the intention. In an email earlier this month to Tim Baker, Mr Hall said his gut feeling was that salt water wouldn’t be used. “We certainly won’t be using salt water from the ocean. [The] question still remains, do we put some salt in?” When asked about the email, Mr Hall said he was referring to the whale pool and playground development, not the hot pools. Coastal Ward city councillor David East said he would be “most unsupportive” of any shift away from salt water. The pools had been promoted as an asset for the regional area and salt water was the main drawcard. He couldn’t see any reason why they would use anything else in the pools. Community board member Linda Stewart said she wanted a facility which did justice to the site’s proximity to the beach and having salt water was a part of that. Strategic Urban Rejuvenation Force spokesperson Lesley Fulton said people would be keener on salt water pools and, if they weren’t using salt water, “they might need to be renamed.” POOL PROJECT: An artist’s impression of what the planned hot salt water pools in New Brighton would look like. The pools may not be filled with salt water from the ocean. UPGRADE: The whale pool at New Brighton will be heated as part of a planned upgrade, but it will be unlikely to use salt water. However, she wanted the pools to go ahead whether they used salt water or not. South Brighton resident Donna Dimond said while salt water would be more pleasing given the location, she was happy to see any development that would enhance the area and attract more visitors and businesses, “be it salt water or not.” Hurry this special offer ends: 31 March 2017. Limited appointments available. T&Cs apply ouse of earing CLINIC PHONE Fendalton 03 351 3535 Halswell 03 322 4326 Rangiora 03 310 7355 Ashburton 03 307 8949 BLINDS...Cleaned, Repaired & Restored... Restore your oiled CEDAR BLINDS with our re-oiling service. Rejuvenate your lacquered CEDAR BLINDS High-tech Cleaning We clean and repair all types of blinds – Venetians, Cedar, Verticals, Roller, Hollands, Romans and Pleated – with environmentally friendly cleaning products. Temperature Controlled Drying Re-oiling & Rejuvenating Fabric Blinds - such as Austrian and Roman Same Day Pick Up & Drop Off We offer a same-day, pick up and drop off service for most types of blinds. Bookings are required. Convenient Location Drop blinds into us by 9am, at 330 Cashel Street (near the Fitzgerald end), and collect them at the end of the day. New Blind Sales Priced from $30 Roller Blinds cleaned from as little as $20 per blind Ph 377 0770, 330 Cashel St, Christchurch SCAN QR code for Info > WE ARE OPEN Mon - Fri 8.00am to 5.00pm