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31/03/2016 12:00 a.m.
The PoolSafe Quality Management Scheme is an independent assessment of public pools to ensure that their operations and facilities are safe. Of the 214 public pools in New Zealand, more than 140 are members of the PoolSafe.
Sports Facility Manager Steve Prescott said the fact the EA Networks Centre received PoolSafe membership with the first assessment showed the quality of the new facility.
"This shows that all our practices and procedures meet the highest standard and will assure people that we are ensuring their visit here will be safe," he said.
The EA Networks Centre has four main pools including the main 10-lane 25-metre pool and a toddlers’ pool. The Centre was opened last year and is also home to a spa and steam room, a full gym, and four indoor and two outdoor courts for netball, badminton, volleyball, tennis and futsal.
PoolSafe was jointly developed by the New Zealand Recreation Association and Water Safety New Zealand. It is designed to assess and moderate the delivery of public aquatic facilities to limit serious harm to communities.
EA Networks Manager Steve Prescott enjoying his
centre’s new status.