AC Baths' leisure pool to close for maintenance temporarily
The AC Baths’ leisure pool and hydroslides will close for 10 days from 2pm this Sunday, March 21 for maintenance.
The pool is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, March 30.
About a million litres of water will have to be pumped out of the leisure pool to allow the first major maintenance and closure at the AC Baths since its refurbishment in 2013.
The work will see all the tiles around the bombing island and on the entry stairs replaced, new lining in the “water overflow” areas of the pool, the repair of pipes and valves and the cleaning and inspection of areas inaccessible when the pool is full.
Two lanes of the outdoor 25m pool will be open for public and leisure use from 10.30am to 3.30pm and from 6pm to closing time each day during the closure to allow a space for leisure pool activity while avoiding peak outdoor 25m lane pool times.
The learn-to-swim pool, indoor and outdoor 25m pools and saunas will remain open. All aqua shallow classes normally held in the leisure pool from Monday March 22 to Monday March 29 are cancelled and will resume Wednesday, March 31 as per the timetable. There is no change to the aqua deep classes, which would be held as normal in the indoor 25m pool.
The maintenance has been planned and budgeted for in the Long-term Plan 2018-2028.