Upgrading delays the opening of Olympia swimming pool

11 Oct 2017 06:30am
WINDHOEK, 11 OCT (NAMPA) – A hold-up in the delivery of nozzle pipes for filters from Germany has delayed the completion of the Olympia swimming pool’s upgrading, the City of Windhoek (CoW) said on Tuesday.
In an interview with Nampa, CoW’s Internal Communications Officer, Scheifert Shigwedha attributed the delay in the opening of the swimming pool to the replacement of outdated nozzle pipes.
Shigwedha explained that the nozzles for 12 filter pipes were ordered from Germany in August for around N.dollars 140 000 as the specific parts were unavailable in Africa, but they are yet to arrive.
“The current filters are obsolete and can no longer be used, hence the need for new ones,” he said.
The filters are high-rate sand sieves which amongst others consist of a large tank made of fibreglass concrete. During filtering, dirty water from the pool comes in through the filter’s inlet pipe and allows for the cleaning process where any dirt and debris are sieved. It plays a major role in cleaning the pool water, Shigwedha explained.
The pool, which was closed during winter, is expected to open in the first week of November.