The Sea Point swimming pool is a flagship facility that has never failed to attract crowds of users. Whether it is to simply cool off or spend time training and improving one’s stroke, the pool is a constant lure. The main pool, splash pool and diving pool were officially reopened, but the baby pool will remain closed until construction has been fully completed.
In 2013 the British newspaper, the Guardian, ranked the Sea Point pool as one of the top 10 swimming pools in the world. In the current financial year, R2,6 million is being spent on further upgrades to the tiling and rim flows, as well as the fibre lining of the pools.
Significantly, the Friends of Sea Point Pavilion also raised funding to assist with minor items which contributed to giving the facility a makeover.
During the peak summer season (October to February), the swimming pool attracts up to 60 000 visitors and more than 20 000 visitors per month in December and January.
The swimming pool can accommodate up to 1 750 people at a time. Records show that residents come from all across the city to use this popular pool, thus it is a crucial element in sustaining an inclusive city.
“The Sea Point swimming pool is one of the jewels in Cape Town’s crown and we want to ensure that this popular and inclusive facility remains in pristine condition and in line with global standards,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects, Alderman Belinda Walker.