The City of Ekurhuleni has addressed allegations regarding the safety of the Klopperpark community pool. Ward 92 Clr Kade Guerreiro raised concerns about the deteriorating condition of the pool, citing issues such as the absence of lifeguards and a non-functional pump station.
In response, CoE spokesperson Zweli Dlamini clarified that the pool pump is operational, and seasonal lifeguards are appointed for a three-year contract period. The city follows strict protocols, allowing public access only when qualified lifeguards are on duty. Lifeguards undergo comprehensive training in rescue methods and first aid.
Dlamini emphasised the water quality, with daily testing and a chlorine dosing system maintaining safe levels. Grass-cutting services are being centralised, with ongoing efforts to acquire a tender covering all council facilities, including swimming pools.
To ensure safety, children under nine must be accompanied by an adult, and a minimum of two qualified lifeguards is mandated during pool operation. The city is committed to maintaining a secure and enjoyable environment for swimmers, including learn-to-swim programs for non-swimmers.
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