Temporary pool for Yate during leisure centre refurbishment

January 31 2017

BOTH swimming pools in Yate’s leisure centre will be closed from April through to the autumn to allow essential maintenance and refurbishment to take place.

BOTH swimming pools in Yate’s leisure centre will be closed from April through to the autumn to allow essential maintenance and refurbishment to take place.

But a temporary pool will be opened at the rear of the Kennedy Way car park while the work takes place so that swimming can continue in the town.

Circadian Trust, the social enterprise which runs the centre, said both public swimming and lessons would carry on in the temporary pool throughout the closure of the main 25-metre pool and the smaller “learner” pool.

It said the two pools would shut down at the end of March, with the temporary structure opening on April 1 to keep disruption to a minimum. 

However, Circadian said there would be some effect on changing facilities and car parking as a result of the work and having the temporary pool operating, with regular updates to be displayed in the centre building.

But it said admission fees and opening times would be the same as normal, all swimming lessons would continue and lesson days and times would remain unchanged.

The temporary pool will be 18-metres long and ten-metres wide, with a depth of one metre.

Its frame will be constructed mainly of wood, then lined with a sand base and a pool liner.

Swimmers will be able to reach it from the corridor of the main building using an enclosed walkway, so they will be under cover at all times.

But anyone who doesn’t want to use the temporary facility can use the pools at the other Active Centres in Bradley Stoke, Longwell Green, Kingswood and Thornbury.

 The trust said the Yate pools and plant equipment required essential maintenance work in order to remain in operation.

Pipework and plant will be replaced with new, environmentally friendly equipment which will secure the future sustainability of the facilities.

A spokesman for Circadian said: “We want there to be minimal disruption to customers and the team at Yate look forward to welcoming customers into the refurbished pool in the autumn.”