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Turriff Swimming Pool set to make a splash following improvements

By David Porter

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Essential works worth £215,000 improving and enhancing Turriff Swimming Pool are continuing at apace but users now face an extended delay in the reopening.

Turriff Swimming pool will remain closed until at least July
Turriff Swimming pool will remain closed until at least July

New boilers and plant equipment are being installed, with additional work carried out to replace the flooring and lockers in the changing areas. There will also be some upgrades at reception and in the pool basin itself.

The improvements were delayed due to the restrictions in place to combat Covid-19 – but the works are expected to be completed before the summer holidays – with the improved swimming pool set to re-open in early July.

Avril Nicol, Head of Live Life Aberdeenshire, said: “I am pleased that the upgrade to Turriff Swimming Pool continues to progress.

"I am sure those taking a swim in the pool will notice the difference the works will make.

"I apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst the works take place, I am hopeful everyone will understand why they were worth waiting for when they see the improved pool for themselves.”

Customers who wish to swim during the period that Turriff Swimming Pool remains closed are advised to look at timetables for Huntly, Deveron (Banff), Fraserburgh, Ellon and Inverurie Swimming Pools – all of which are expected to reopen by week beginning Monday, May 10, if not before, depending on whether Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

There is no indication yet on the resumption of swimming lessons for youngsters in Aberdeenshire which already suffers from a chronic shortage of places.

Youngsters have already been out of the pool for over a year, with more children coming of age to start at the toddler level putting even more pressure on the places, while older children will not have completed swimming levels already being worked upon.

You can view timetables for pools by visiting https://www.livelifeaberdeenshire.org.uk/sport-and-physical-activity/timetables/

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