Swimmers to dive back into Yate swimming pool after upgrade

October 03 2017

YATE swimming pool is set to re-open at the end of October after major refurbishment.

YATE swimming pool is set to re-open at the end of October after major refurbishment.

The main pool - and the learner pool - at the town’s leisure centre have been out of use since early April to allow the work to be carried out.

However, swimmers were provided with a temporary pool outside the building at the rear of the Kennedy Way car park from the start of the project so they could continue to take the plunge.

At 18x10 metres, it was thought to be one of the biggest temporary pools of its kind, holding 35,635 gallons of water.

The large number of people who use the leisure centre pools each week led to the novel approach to provide alternative facilities so they didn’t miss out on leisure swimming and lessons.

Now the refurbished pools will be re-filled with water in early October before being tested and monitored by the building contractors.

The water will then be gradually heated before the pools re-open - slightly later than originally envisaged.

A spokesman for the centre thanked users for their “patience and continual support”.

The essential maintenance and refurbishment carried out included replacing pipework and installing environmentally friendly equipment which will secure the future sustainability of the pools.