Location 436
Location #436 - Third School Swimming Pool
Map 8

Schoolhouse Road


Lower Smith's Gully


Location #436 - Third School Swimming Pool Lower Smith's Gully, school ground, north east of dwelling #214.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Reinforced concrete, 13.5m long, 6m wide, and 800mm deep. On-ground pool.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1965 Bannockburn school Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3411 1965 It was decided to build a new school pool. The second school pool (location #428) was in poor condition, with cracks and leaks due to the unsatisfactory construction methods and subsidence due to swelling clay. It was decided to build a new pool and the Bannockburn area was canvased to raise funds.
3412 1966 The second school pool was demolished. The second school pool was demolished.
3413 1967 Work began on the pool. The school committee continued to raise funds with bottle drives, a stock drive, and a raffle. Work began on the new pool which was constructed on-ground rather than in-ground to avoid any ground swelling. The floor was poured on a base on compacted fill. The concrete was reinforced with H R C mesh and had the correct crack control joints formed. The walls were of reinforced concrete slabs which were poured on the floor then lifted into position. All joints were properly formed and sealed. The new pool was fitted with a filtration plant.
3414 1968 The new pool is opened. On 24 Feb, the new school pool was opened by a former teacher Mr Jarratt. The ribbon was cut by the oldest ex-pupil present who was Miss F Short. The total cost of the third pool was $2652.43.
3415 2005 The school pool is fenced. The school pool is now fenced and has a shower and changing rooms nearby. It forms a major part of what is now the Bannockburn School Camp.


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1171 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 2005 Third School Pool - location #436 View Image
2356 Mr R Anderson - Bannockburn 24 Feb 1968 Third Bannockburn School Pool - location #436 View Image
2391 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 1968 Third Swimming Pool - Bannockburn School (location #436) View Image