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    • 1 week ago
    • Joseph

    Hi Tim, the pool is 2.1m deep

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Tim King

    Watching the workmen - how deep is the pool?

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • George Farrugia

    Hi Anton

    We shall try to have the club name writen on the pool floor. Whether we include the club emblem too or not depends on finding compatible paint that does not jeopardise the integrity of the light blue paint.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Anton Izzo

    How sad to see the pool empty but sure enough for the paint job to be done. Hope that this time the contractor does a good job and look forward to see the pool filled again. I don't know if it's true but i heard that in the bottom it shall have the club's emblem, that would really be cool. Wait till January then

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • Tim King

    Thank you George for your explanation. I have been watching this webcam since work started on the pool and it has given me great pleasure. I now have the maintenance to look forward to and your commentary is greatly appreciated.

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    • 2 weeks ago
    • George Farrugia

    Hi Everyone

    As you can see the pool is now being emptied in readiness for the repairs that will start on Monday 6th November. These works have been scheduled for over 6 months now and will include the scraping of the pool paint and its replacement with a higher quality material. This work falls under the 2 years guarantee provided by the contractor and therefore will not cost the club one penny.

    This work is schedule to be completed by January 2018 latest.

    Thank you for your continued support.

    Gorg

  • avatar
    • 2 weeks ago
    • DaveS

    I think the Summer 2017 Water Polo Fixtures are finished, so maybe it is time for pool maintenance. But was all quiet this morning when I walked past.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Tim King

    Water level looks low today.

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • DaveS

    Building work continues on the extension.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Ben no one on here for a while, have you nowt to say.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    Hi folks. Just spotted the Newcastle flight heading to Luqa 9.17 Malta time.

  • avatar
    • 4 months ago
    • alan slade

    could do with sound now while the match is on to get the feel of the game

  • avatar
    • 5 months ago
    • DEREK JAMES BEVAN

    DaveS . I uploaded a photo of the deck area I took in March while still under contraction, I called in for a meal and Cisk but had to plodge around the bay and get some scran Ower the other side..

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    • 5 months ago
    • DaveS

    Yes, they are sun loungers and sun shades, adjacent to the bar and cafeteria area. aAd a very pleasant area it is to sit and enjoy your meal and drink. The gym is located in the area under the roof with the planters on

Birzebbugia - Water Polo Pitch and Pretty Bay

Although quite small, Birżebbuġa is a stunning holiday destination in the heart of the Maltese Pretty Bay (Bajja Sabiha); it is visited by many tourists who appreciate its sea and fantastic hinterland enriched by four valleys Wied Dalam, Wied Zembaq, Wied Qoton and Wied Buni boasting a variety of olive trees, Birżebbuġa has been famous over the centuries for the cultivation of olives still keeping the local economy very strong; its name confirms this since it is said to derive from the combination between 'Bir', meaning 'well' and 'żebbuġa', meaning 'olives'.

Birżebbuġa's man-made large sandy beach played an important role only in more recent years, the bay has been artificially filled with sand in occasion of the works for the construction of the Malta Freeport (Port Ħieles Ta' Malta), the sand collected from the seabed has turned a desolate rocky coast into a wonderful bay; however, the Malta Freeport and the uninterrupted coming and going of cargo vessels have partly destroyed Birżebbuġa's scenic views but didn't make it less attractive under other point of views, there are amazingly relaxing places, green areas, splendid beaches and crystal sea water, ideal conditions for all types of water sports, a variety of attractions such as the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows (1909, Parroċċa Marija Addolorata), St George's Church (1683, Knisja ta 'San Ġorġ), a modern seaside promenade, fashion clubs, high quality restaurants, a number of fortifications such as Fort St. Lucian (Torri ta' San Lucjan, 17th century), Ferretti Coastal Battery (Il-Qajjenza) or the so-called 'Birżebbuġa entrenchments' dating back to the Knights of St. John and plenty of evidence of the earliest Phoenician settlement, the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, the Romans; its archaeological importance has made it very popular in the world especially for the caves of Għar Ħasan and Għar Dalam, and the Borġ in Nadur Temple, moreover the whole beach is surrounded by a lovely scenery made up of modern buildings and high quality facilities which increase its charm and beauty.

Today Birżebbuġa is also undertaking in an ambitious as well as realistic project that, after having faced bureaucratic problems, has finally started, this project concerns the construction of a modern and competitive waterpolo pitch and club house (Water Polo Pitch in Birżebbuġa, Il-Pitch tal-waterpolo ta' Birzebbugia), a large structure (33x25 mtrs) built above the current waterline, an excellent and funny opportunity for children, sports enthusiasts as well as elderly and disabled persons.

The area involved has been strongly influenced by the building of Malta Freeport, in order to accomodate its large ships, extensive dredging works have been made and deepen the seabed in the centre of the bay so that most of this sand was pumped onto the shoreline, thus forming a sandy beach and resulting in the lowering of the seabed and a less circulation of the water within the pool, the extremely stagnant and noxious water has so prevented any possible kind of competitive matches; as a consequence the number of visitors went drastically down and the Aquatic & Sports Club's financial resources, intended to maintain it in operational state, became fewer; over the years the situation has changed, the works finally started and a new Water Polo Pitch will be soon up and running again.

Cam on-line since: 01/18/2014