The renovated Mysore University swimming pool in Saraswathipuram will be thrown open for public use again on Nov. 20.

The pool has been renovated at a cost of about Rs. 50 lakh over a five-month period, with the installation of modern maintenance machines from Spain.

Following the renovation, the swimming pool is said to become the first of its kind in the State. The Robotic cleaning machine costing Rs. 7.5 lakh installed in the pool, will clean the entire pool in eight hours. The use of this machine ensures that there is no wastage of water while cleaning, besides consumption of minimal man power. Also the quality of water in the pool will be maintained at high levels, thus taking the pool, which is the only one in city for public use, to international standards, according to University Physical Education Dept. Director Dr. C. Krishna.

Another feature of the pool is the installation of four ultra modern water filters at a total cost of about Rs. 37 lakh. The automation of water pumping and circulation ensures that water quality is maintained throughout in the pool. Also the gas chlorination of water using boosters will ensure germ and bacteria free water. The renovation works are in the final stages and test-run of the cleaning machines installed in the pool is being conducted, Dr. Krishna explained.

The swimming pool, the biggest in the city measures 50x21 mtrs in area, with water storage capacity of 26 lakh litres.

The pool, maintained at a cost of about Rs. 25 lakhs per annum, can host National level swimming contests.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore