Somerset swimming pool closes after water temperature plummets – Somerset Live

It is believed the drop in temperatures was linked to last week’s freezing weather
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Swimming pools at a Somerset leisure centre had to be closed – because the water was too cold. Both the large pool and small pool at Strode Road Leisure Centre in Clevedon had to be closed on Sunday (December 3) after the water temperature dropped.
Tests showed the water was at about 25C, which was deemed as too cold for infants to use the pool. It is understood that the drop in the water temperature was linked to the cold conditions last week, which saw temperatures drop to below zero.
Swimmers had reported the water had begun to feel chilly from Friday. The large pool was re-opened at around 4pm yesterday (Monday, December 4) and the small pool is expected to re-open today (December 5).
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The closure meant a number of bookings had to be rescheduled. A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “The temperature of both swimming pools has been slowly increasing and the team were able to reopen the main pool at 4pm (on December 4) for swimming lessons and the normal pool programme.
“Unfortunately, the small pool was closed for the rest of the day as the temperature hasn’t yet reached a safe level. However, we expect this to reopen as usual today (Tuesday 5 December).”

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