'Gastro mishaps' in the pool and toilets at the Orange Aquatic Centre have forced the closure of the 50 metre pool for the next 24 hours ahead of a predicted scorcher on Tuesday.
Orange mayor Reg Kidd said the severe contamination of the area on Sunday had required a major clean up.
"An intensive clean clean out, a decontamination is required [taking] between 12 and 36 hours.
"Any children with even the slightest symptoms [of gastroenteritis] should not go to the pool and parents/guardians should contact their doctor."
He said Orange City Council followed the 'absolute highest' hygiene and health protocols.
Health officials warned of a gastro outbreak in Orange and the region about a week ago.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting the city to bake through a 34 degree day on Tuesday, kicking off the summer season.
To beat the heat, families and friends will likely head out to Lake Canobolas - as they did on Sunday, in their masses - after the Orange Aquatic Centre was forced to close its outdoor pool on Sunday.
The centre's Facebook page said on Sunday the outdoor pool would be closed for at least the next 24 hours due to a severe contamination.
"Unfortunately due to the severity of the contamination the 50m pool will be closed until at least Tuesday morning," the statement read.
On Saturday, Orange eclipsed 31 degrees for just just the third time in the last 10 months, creeping up to 31.4 degrees and then staying above the 30-mark until 5.30pm in the evening.
The baking hot day and then uncomfortable night - the temperature bottomed out at 17.4 degrees to be our warmest night of the looming summer season so far - meant the city's water holes, like Lake Canobolas, proved popular spots for those looking to cool down.
The region has been under a state wide fire ban, with the fire danger rating for the Central Ranges Fire Area which includes Orange, Blayney, Cabonne and Cowra was very high.
Lighting a fire on a day of total fire ban carries the penalty of an on-the-spot fine of $2200.
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