Swimming pool reopens after flooding problems

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EASTNEY Swimming Pool reopened yesterday following a temporary closure due to flooding.

The pool closed in mid-November when heavy rainfall caused nearby drains to flood into the pool and changing areas.

Since then the city council said there has been a clean-up operation which has included replacing the flooring in the changing and public areas and filtering and cleaning the pool water.

During the closure the council said it has been able to complete essential maintenance works that would have otherwise involved a separate shutdown.

The works include replacing grilles in the pool tank, a new more efficient filter and a survey of the pool circulation pipes.

The pool has now passed all the necessary health and safety checks.

Councillor Lee Hunt, who’s in charge of leisure issues at the council, said: ‘We’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of the pool.

‘Like the central library, we have turned what is an unfortunate enforced closure into an opportunity to do a lot of maintenance work to improve the site further before it reopens to the public.

‘We look forward to seeing this popular facility back open.’