Shoddy cleaning

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 August, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 August, 2002, 12:00am
 

I frequently use the Kowloon Tsai swimming pool. It is in a lovely location and the staff are polite and helpful.


However, even though the sessions policy is meant to lead to the pool being cleaner, this is not the case. The breaks in between swimming sessions are supposed to be used for cleaning, but I do not think this is being done.


Following a so-called cleaning break, I can still see stains on white tiles that should have been removed and there is an unpleasant smell coming from the pool water. I don't think the sessions policy is proving effective. Also, between 6pm and 7pm when the pool is at its busiest, four out of eight lanes are roped off for private organisations and ordinary swimmers cannot use them.


Finally, I have noticed that some people smoke in the changing rooms even though that is not allowed under the relevant ordinance. I have not seen staff acting to stop this practice.


I cannot see any no-smoking signs. I would like to see signs being put up and to see the ban being properly enforced. There should be regular announcements reminding people a ban is in place.


GORDON MAK


Kowloon Tong


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