Swimming pool at Vellayambalam inching towards completion

The swimming pool at Kerala Water Authority Vellayambalam was demolished in 2009 for building an Olympic-size facility for the National Games.

Swimming pool at Kerala Water Works at Vellayambalam is inching towards completion after missing several deadlines over the past few years. As of now around 90% works is completed.

The tilling of the floor of the swimming pool is almost complete and only work at the deep zone is remaining. Two large capacity overhead water tanks are also constructed to ensure there is an uninterrupted water supply to the bathrooms of the pool.  Other two remaining works include setting up of filtration tank and the installation of light.

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Two main hurdle faced by the pool is the electricity and water connections. “The Kerala Water Authority MD has to request KSEB for reconnecting the electric lines while the water connection also has to be restored,” said Gopakumar B, secretary of the KWA Swimming Pool Users’ Association to Indian Express.

The swimming pool at Kerala Water Authority Vellayambalam was demolished in 2009 for building an Olympic-size facility for the National Games. However, the works stopped when water supply pipes were located underground. Though the aquatics venue for the National Games was shifted, the National Games Secretariat had agreed to renovate the pool. The swimming pool is expected to be open to public again by December this year.

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