Powys border swimming pool to reopen after urgent repairs – Powys County Times

Swimmers in the Bishop’s Castle area have been told that the town’s pool will be reopening this week after emergency repairs and improvements worth at least £30,000 were completed on time.
Customers will be welcomed back to the SpArC Leisure Centre on Monday, July 31, after the completion of works by Shropshire Council including improving the water pressure and temperature in the showers.
The pool has been shut for more than six weeks since it was closed with immediate effect on June 14 due to issues with the plant room caused by a broken filter.
From Monday, people will be able to enjoy everything from lane swimming, intensive learn to swim classes, fun and inflatable sessions and aqua aerobics.
County Times: The swimming pool at SpArC in Bishop’s Castle is re-opening The swimming pool at SpArC in Bishop’s Castle is re-opening (Image: Shropshire Council)
Robert Macey, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for culture and digital, said he is “delighted” that the repairs and scheduled works were completed on time and that the pool is re-opening on time and with such a busy timetable of activities.
Cllr Macey said: “The health and wellbeing of everyone in Shropshire is important to the Council and we will continue to invest in leisure opportunities to help achieve positive outcomes.”
Ruth Houghton, local Shropshire Councillor for Bishop’s Castle, who is also a trustee of the SpArC support charity, added: “It’s great news that the works have been completed on time and that the pool is reopening for the remainder of the summer holidays.
“The choice of swim and splash activities on offer at SpArC is great with something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to the staff at SpArC for pulling together such a fun programme of summer swimming.”
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