Jeremy Berridge, the chairman of Trustees at Southwell Leisure Centre said to be satisfied with the tests shared by Newark and Sherwood District Council to date and that the main pool will not remain closed for longer than necessary.
A leisure centre Trustees chairman confirmed that a pool will not remain closed for longer than necessary.
Jeremy Berridge, the chairman of Trustees at Southwell Leisure Centre said to be satisfied with the tests shared by Newark and Sherwood District Council to date.
The main pool was closed on October 29 as a building inspection revealed that essential works were required.
“The pool will be found to be safe for both users and staff and I look forward to the ongoing cooperation of NSDC which has been very helpful to date,” said Jeremy.
The test results confirmed that the daily water loss equates to around 2% by volume.
The original concrete pool basic has been inspected and no defects were found. The chairman added that the most likely cause of the water loss is the corrosion of the original cast iron circulation pipework, which can be replaced.
The chairman said: “I have seen no information which causes me to think that the closure will be any longer than necessary and I am sure that after NSDC has received a full report from officers, the pool will be re-opened until its inevitable and necessary closure for essential repairs.
“I consider that the temporary closure of the pool for essential safety checks was reasonable in the circumstances as the pool is extremely well used and highly popular and the operator has an ongoing duty of care to ensure that it remains safe for all users.
“I am hoping that the remaining tests are as encouraging as those already undertaken so that residents can once again enjoy this important facility.”
Swimming lessons continue in the small pool as normal during this time as well.
All customers are able to access public swimming sessions at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre and Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton.
The teaching pool, and all other facilities, at Southwell Leisure Centre are open as normal.
There is no opening date confirmed at the moment.
Newark and Sherwood District Council is proposing to undertake fire safety works and repairs, which will cause some inconvenience to users.