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New boiler for WIRAC pools

WIRAC staff, David Jordan, Phil Boon and Karen Peters.
WIRAC staff, David Jordan, Phil Boon and Karen Peters. Jonno Colfs

POOL temperature issues are a thing of the past at WIRAC.

The aquatic centre this week took delivery of a brand new gas boiler, a move that will keep pool temperatures constant.

Aquatic co-ordinator Karen Peters said the old boiler had been there since the start.

"The centre opened in 1999 so that old boiler was 17 years old and over the last couple of years had been causing us a few issues," she said.

"There are over one million litres of water in this facility that need to be constantly heated and that is done at three levels.

"Firstly solar power, then electric heat pumps and then the gas boiler.

"In summer, solar and electric will do the job, but in winter we rely on the boiler to get temperatures to optimum levels."

The new boiler cost about $50,000 and was part of WIRAC's capital works agreement with the Southern Downs Regional Council.

WIRAC manager David Jordan thanked the council.

"We appreciate their commitment to the ongoing maintenance and production of a wonderful Warwick asset," he said.

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