The Bay of Isles Leisure Centre aquatic area has reopened on schedule this week, despite additional necessary maintenance work being uncovered during the closure that sent the project over budget.
The area was closed for essential maintenance work back in April, including the tiling of the lap pool, tile maintenance to the lagoon and hydrotherapy pools and sauna refurbishment.
It is understood the original tiles in the lagoon did not comply with the Aquatic Code of Practice.
The works cost a total of $432,000, $81,000 more than initially budgeted for, after the Shire of Esperance opted to correct safety issues identified during the refurbishment, replace heat exchanges and the bulkhead between the lap pool and the lagoon pool.
The pools were later refilled and tested against the necessary state health requirements before reopening on Monday, July 22.
The centre attracts almost 100,000 patrons every year, many of which are children utilising the centre's pool facilities.
Shire of Esperance chief executive officer Matthew Scott said the centre looked fantastic, thanking those involved in the works.
"The quality and efficiency of the work completed is a credit to the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre Staff and contractors," Mr Scott said.
"The pools and sauna look fantastic, with a significant amount of both planned and reactive maintenance completed in as tight a time frame as we could manage.
"In addition to what you can see there was also plant maintenance completed and spaces reorganised to provide better experiences for all concerned."
The Shire of Esperance will host a Pool Party at the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre this Saturday, July 27, with free entry, plenty of activities and lunch provided.
For more information, contact the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre on 9083 1700.