Outdoor Pool to be enclosed

Whakatane could have two indoor heated swimming pools in the next few years.

The council's Projects and Services Committee has given the green light for the outdoor pool at the complex to be enclosed.

It's still subject to getting outside funding for the project, but it'll be included in next year's annual plan.

Projects Committee chairman Andrew Iles says planning to raise just over a million dollars is already under way.

Andrew Iles says the idea to enclose the outdoor pool was put forward by various users.

Emma Griffiths