Carterton’s popular outdoor swimming pool will soon be including two late nights, open until 8pm, to its summer operating hours.

Feedback through council Facebook page often pleaded for longer hours to allow working families, and commuters, to enjoy the pool on hot summer evenings.

Parks and Reserves Manager Clinton Thompson says he is glad that the council can provide the extra hours.

“We have worked closely with the contractor to make this happen. It’s a good feeling knowing we can respond to this request, its not always possible.”

The two late evenings will come into effect from Wednesday 2nd January and will continue until Friday 22nd February.

Visit the Swimming Pool page for a full list of summer operating hours.