PENOLA residents and visitors can now swim in warm water at the town’s public pool following the installation of solar and electric heating.
The pool is now open for the swim season on days when the forecast is 20 degrees or higher.
Wattle Range Council chief executive Ben Gower encouraged community members to use the free facility, which now has a 25 degree water temperature.
“The upgrade includes new mechanical rollers and pool blankets for the large and small pools to retain the heat generated by the Suntube panelling and boosted by the electric heat pump,” he said.
In 2017, the Penola Amateur Swim Club successfully secured State Government funding through the Fund My Neighbourhood program.
The club contributed $10,000 towards the