The groundswell of support for the Ararat pool at last Saturday's rally. Pictures: PETER PICKERING.
Adele and Bosco make their feelings known at the rally with one of many 'save our pool' placardes.
Gypsy threw her support behind the effort to save the Ararat pool from demolition.
Jenny and Alan put their thoughts into words with posters calling for council to reconsider its position.
The decision to permanently close and demolish the Ararat pool has lead to heated debate from the community.
Tas Young who volunteered when the pool was constructed is pictured with the Ararat Outdoor Olympic Pool's last Secretary Noel Hooper.
The crowd of people who gathered at the Ararat War Memorial for around 90 minutes on AFL grand final day.
Save our Pool committee member Ambrose Cashin began proceedings.
Ararat Rural City Councillor Gwenda Allgood spoke passionately about the Ararat pool.
With a raise of hands the crowd signified its agreement to pay for the pool.
Ararat Rural City Mayor, Cr Ian Wilson braved the crowds to answer questions from pool supporters.