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FACELIFT FOR AN OLD FRIEND:
DISCUSSION ON OCEAN POOL REFURBISHMENT MEASURES AND CHALLENGES
Ocean pools characteristically dot the eastern coastline of Australia and have generally become a well-established part of their local ocean landscape and community. Typically the pools were constructed in times when materials technology, construction techniques and user safety & access requirements were more rudimentary. It is evident that many have now reached, or exceeded, their life expectancy and are in need of major repairs or refurbishment.
This paper seeks to share some insights regarding successes, lessons learnt, observations and hypotheses resulting from our involvement with these unique structures.
This paper was presented at the 22nd Annual NSW Coastal Conference held at Port Macquarie in November 2013.