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Essential maintenance work set to close Inverurie Swimming Pool

By David Porter

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The pool will be closed for three weeks
The pool will be closed for three weeks

Work to improve facilities at the Inverurie Community Campus pool for users will see it closed for three weeks as final snagging works are completed.

A spokesperson for Live Life Aberdeenshire said: "In the interest of improving our facilities to offer a better service at Inverurie Community Campus, we are making necessary maintenance to our pool.

"Commencing on Monday, November 27 -Week 1: The pool will be emptied for maintenance.

"Week 2: Our dedicated team will be hard at work to ensure a better experience for users,

"This involves checking the pool tank tiles and replacing them as required, remedial works on the flooring within the pool changing rooms, and fitting plinths for the lockers to sit on.

"Week 3: The pool refill arrangements and times will be based on the water supply capacity.

"We understand that this may cause some inconvenience, and we sincerely apologise for any disruption this may cause to your routines.

"Rest assured; these efforts aim to enhance your future visits to our facility.

"During this period, all other activities in the venue will be open, bouldering wall, gym, studio, pitches, and games halls will still be available to book, which could be a good opportunity for our members to try something new.

"The LLA membership gives access to all our sites across Aberdeenshire.

"For any additional information or queries call us at 01467 537885 or Email us at: inverurie.swimmingcentre@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

"We look forward to welcoming back our members before Christmas. "

Regular users and residents have already taken to social media expressing concerns over reductions to the availability of sessions and access once the works are completed.

Inverurie, in line with many north-east pools suffers from issues surrounding life-guards and qualified tutors for swimming lessons.

Recent discussion over similar issues affecting Turriff saw councillors explain that there was considerable issues around attracting qualified persons to act as life-guards and that while it was normally seen as a position held by school leavers or those moving on to further eductation, this meant they were not staying long term, and in fact, training was available for anyone fit enough to take on the role.

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