Public pools in Cape Town close due to water crisis.
Cape Town – The City of Cape Town is closing several public pools for most weekdays in a desperate bid to save water, it said on Wednesday.
“With the exception of Sea Point, Mnandi Resort pool, and four indoor facilities in Long Street, Retreat, Blue Downs and Strand, all public swimming pools will be closed from Monday to Thursday, starting on Monday,” it said in a statement.
The pools will only be open to the public from 14:00 to 17:00 on Fridays, and from 10:00 to 17:00 over weekends.
This would continue until the end of March, when pools close for the winter season.
Don’t think Cape Town is ‘there’ and we are ‘here’ (Johannesburg & Pretoria). The entire country is experiencing a water crisis. By installing a small rainwater harvesting tank to keep you pool topped up and recycling your backwashed pool water you can reduce your water consumption drastically for your pool during the hot summer months. It is also ideal to keep the pool covered to reduce water evaporation. Please save water, re-use and recycle. There are plenty ways to save water, contact us for prices and different water conservation systems.