- Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 14:46
Tocal pool will open on 21 September 2015 and is available for community use. Arrangements are that community use is by season ticket only.
Applications for season tickets are downloadable from the website, or available from Tocal College Office and Paterson Post Office.
Members of the Tocal pool can also take guests who use the pool on a pay as you go basis. The pool services people living in the Paterson Valley including Largs and Bolwarra.
Tocal pool is an important community resource and Tocal Agricultural Centre works to ensure it is accessible and available to the community.
The pool is unsupervised and the annual membership fees reflect that it is not supervised nor does it have a canteen or other services. Comparisons are made with other district pools each year when setting the fees. Members of the pool need to keep their tickets as college staff check usage from time to time.
The pool was first opened in 1979 and has been in continuous use ever since. It is an important part of the social fabric of the local community.
‘The Tocal Pool provides an important link between the College and the community.’ Dr Cameron Archer, Tocal Director said. ‘It is wonderful to see the facility used by local schools and families. Without the community use it would not be possible to operate the pool.’
Closed circuit TV monitoring has been put in place to improve security on the pool and campus.
The learn-to-swim classes and other community events at the pool enables it to provide a unique service to the district. The pool is an alcohol free zone and the cooperation of all patrons in ensuring its trouble free operation is appreciated, Dr Archer said.