Innovative Skills Improve Swimming Pool Maintenance

The team at Citycare Property maintain all sorts of community buildings, and Swimming Pools present some unique challenges. Typically, a pool needs to be closed and drained to perform maintenance, but members of our Building Maintenance team have taken on some unique skills to save time and deliver better results to our customers.

Building Maintenance Manager Mike Fe'ao explains “In the pools we take care of, underwater tiles can crack, leaving sharp edges which are hazardous for swimmers.”

Two members of Mike’s team have taken the initiative to improve how we deliver this service. Structures Serviceperson Matt Davey and Handyperson Rory Pai have completed Certificates of Competence in Occupational Diving.

This WorkSafe certification increases the Building Maintenance team’s capability, with two staff now able to safely perform underwater works. This saves on costs for our customers. “With this new capability, we can look to service other Aquatic sites.”

Mike says pool shutdowns are getting more efficient. “We coordinate the work alongside the customer, to make sure the pool reopens on time, and that’s really important. Each time we do it, we get better and better.” Being able to do maintenance without draining pools saves a lot of water, and time.

“The fact this approach saves money is good, but the job satisfaction for the guys is great.”

Mike and his team are doing great work keeping sites around Auckland well maintained for the community. Citycare Property is proud to support beloved community facilities all over Aotearoa.