We'd like to say a big thank you to all customers at Heywood Sports Village for your patience over the last few weeks with the closure of the swimming pools.
Why has the large pool been closed? As part of our regular maintenance programme, we first noticed some minor damage to the pool liner of the large pool. To be able to investigate fully and try to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, we needed to close the pool and drain the water from it.
With the pool empty and working with specialist contractors, it has become apparent that there has been deterioration of the pool liner due to a latent problem from when the pool liner was first installed. We can assure you that this would not cause any problem to swimming pool users.
What happens next? We are currently working with contractors to resolve the problem with the pool liner. The damage is more than originally anticipated and a full replacement of the pool liner is needed.
The good news is that from week commencing 29 October, we will be able to re-open the swimming pool on a temporary basis. Whilst the replacement pool liner is being manufactured, we can install a temporary matting on the base of the pool which gives a perfectly safe solution for us to be able to refill the pool with water and resume normal water activities.
There will be a need to close the pool again in the next couple of months whilst we install the replacement pool liner. We are extremely conscious that the pool being closed causes disruption to our customers and aim to do this in during the Christmas/New Year period when the centre is generally much quieter.
We’re pleased to let you know that we are hoping to reopen the small pool at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon (23 October). Subject to final checks of the pool taking place on Tuesday, we hope to resume normal water activity from that time.
We apologise for any inconvenience that has been caused and thank you for your patience and co-operation during this time.