We are really please to announce that our new swimming pool in Bunaken is now complete and ready for use!
We started it in Jan with the digging and transport of materials, and it was finally finished on 27 July. We had an official opening by the local village head and community leaders such as the village priest, and we invited all the workers to come and have a swim! Soon after this it was open to guests.
The pool is a very good size – 18m long and 10m at its sidest part – hey, if you are going to build a pool, why not make it a proper pool! Its also a purpose-built training pool – we do lots of PADI courses in Bunaken so we made the deepest part 3m so that it can be used for all courses from Open Water through to Instructor. It also allows us to run TEC try-it dives on twin tanks and rebreathers.
What went into building it? Here are some interesting facts:
How do we keep it clean? In order to keep the pool clean, we have installed 2 pumps, each with a sand filter. We also installed a salt chlorinator so that we can keep the chlorine level to a minimum, and we have a closed-system which means that any run-off is circulated back into the pool, thereby reducing water wastage.
Thanks to our guests! We want to thank all our guests that stayed with us during Jan-June 2012, as they put up with our “building site” during this period. Its all been worth it, and we will not forget you if you return to Bunaken!