Horsham Aquatic Centre

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Work in progress - Horsham Memorial Outdoor Pool

We are thrilled to be awarded the contract for the revitalisation of the Horsham Outdoor Pool. The renovation project will see us completing a wet deck conversion, relining the pool structure and including an accessibility ramp.

The pool was originally marked for demolition as it sits alongside a new state of the art Aquatic and Leisure centre. However, passion from the Horsham Community that the outdoor pool be kept as a Summer swimming option was supported by the Council. These types of projects, where we can reinvigorate and fix issues with an ageing pool are such a rewarding project for our team.

Please contact us for more information on this project.

Media Articles:

Australian Leisure Management Article

Port Lincoln Leisure Centre

The Port Lincoln Council endorsed the floor plan and scope of work for it's $5 million refurbishment of the Port Lincoln Leisure Centre and Indoor Aquatic Facility at its meeting on Monday 20th June 2016.

The successful refurbishment project included upgraded and accessible toilets, showers, change rooms, a separate, deeper, re-shaped learners and rehabilitation pool, a return to the single central entry foyer with cafe, play court and party room, retained water slide, and much more efficient water and air management systems. 

The Port Lincoln Times covered the upgrade to the centre in an article with image gallery here. 


Design Brief

This $8 million Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Project was possible due to the joint support of $3 million by the Australian Government’s Community Development Grants Program, $3 million from the Tasmanian Government and $2 million from Burnie City Council.

The Result

The newly designed Aquatic Centre and PCYC Redevelopment project includes an indoor 8 lane 25-metre learn to swim and lap pool and an outdoor children’s splash play area. The 50-metre outdoor pool and splash pad will operate during the summer season only.


Water World

Design Brief

Tea Tree Gully Council own and operate Waterworld, one of South Australia's largest outdoor swimming centres.  Decades old, Waterworld was in need of a makeover.  Attendances had been falling over many years and the cost of maintenance was increasing.

State Wide Pool Services won the contract for a major refurbishment which included:

  • Installation of a new disabled access ramp and wet deck gutters to the existing 50-metre pool

  • New wet deck gutters to the existing 25-metre pool

  • A new splash deck with a range of water toys

  • Waterslide runouts

Of course, these refurbished and new pools needed new tiling, stainless steel fittings, plant, hydraulics and balance tanks.

The Result

The result is a state-of-the-art outdoor swimming centre which could easily be mistaken for a brand new facility.

Quality materials and equipment will result in minimal maintenance and this, combined with huge increases in attendance rates has turned around the financial performance of the centre.

Lake Cargelligo

Design Brief

Lachlan Shire Council had extremely limited funds but wanted to convert this very old pool to a more modern facility by conversion from gutters to wet decks.

The Result

The pools gutters were removed and replaced with a wet deck system on both sides.  These measures enhanced the pools aesthetics and helped with the conservation of water.

Bathurst Island

Design Brief

While the Northern Territory Government explored the feasibility of upgrading the Nguiu Swimming Pool on Bathurst Island (north of Darwin), State Wide Pools was commissioned to prepare a Pool Assessment Report.

While the existing pool was only a few years old, certain deficiencies rendered those facilities unsuitable for most of that time.

State Wide Pool Services report consisted of:

a. An overview of systems

b. Analysis of systems and problems including:

  • pool hydraulics

  • plant and equipment

  • necessary repairs and safety concerns

Upon completion of this report, we were contracted to renovate the existing 25-metre pool and toddlers' pool.  These renovations included a complete upgrade of the hydraulics and plant.  For five months TILG provided accommodation for our team in this remote location.  All tools, plant and equipment were trucked to Darwin then ferried across to Bathurst Island.

The Result

The entire project cost $160,000 and as you can see by the photos, the real value lies in what this facility means to the health and enjoyment of the individuals and wider community that use it.

Urrbrae Agricultural College

Design Brief

While we love building commercial swimming pools from scratch, often what's required is a major refurbishment of existing facilities. After an inspection of Urrbrae Agricultural College's 25 metre outdoor pool, State Wide Pool Services presented a proposal for works which was accepted by the College.

The Urrbrae pool's gutters were removed and replaced with a wet deck system on both sides. These measures enhanced the pool's aesthetics and helped with the conservation of water. Tiles then needed replacing along the pool sides and in other areas where years of wear and tear had taken their toll.

We removed the up-stand on both sides of the pool to provide a wet deck edge. Concrete 'cancer spots' were then treated by exposing the reo bars and treating them with appropriate products. Once again, tiles had to be replaced for this work to be completed.

The Result

Our stainless steel department then fabricated new ladders, expansion joints were resealed, existing starting blocks were replaced with convenient portable starting blocks and with the addition of new lane ropes, Urrbrae's $110,000 pool upgrade was complete.