Stour Centre swimming pools closed until Monday
Another apology has been issued to
members of the public as it emerged the main Stour Centre pool
would remain closed until Monday.
Ashford Leisure Trust, which
manages the £17m facility in Tannery Lane on behalf of Ashford
Borough Council, was forced to close all three of its pools after a
fault with the heating system on Sunday.
This morning the trust said the
fault with the heating was operational but it would take a few days
to warm up all of the pools to the right temperature. As a result
the main pool and learner pool will remain closed this weekend.
Spokesman Steve Fish said: “The
heat exchangers which caused the problem with the heating to our
swimming pools at the Stour Centre are fully operational once
again. Unfortunately it will continue to take a number of days for
the pools to reach desired minimum ambient temperatures.”
The leisure pool and flumes should
be open at 4.30pm this evening, from 9am until 4pm tomorrow and
from 9am until 4pm on Sunday.
The main pool will reopen at 6.30am on Monday (December 3).
Trust chief executive Emma Wood
said: “The trust would like to apologise once again to all members
of the public affected by the closure to our swimming pools. “This
was an unforeseeable component failure which has been rectified by
our contractors as quickly as was possible. Unfortunately there is
a delay implicit with the re-opening of the pools due to the time
taken to restore the pools to ambient temperatures.”
For more information go to www.ashfordleisuretrust.co.uk
or call the centre on 01233 663503.
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