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Sunderland pool closes for emergency repairs

FILE PIC dated 4 March 2009
 04/03/2009   Photographer: KB 
Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

FILE PIC dated 4 March 2009 04/03/2009 Photographer: KB Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

SUNDERLAND’S main swimming pool is expected to reopen tomorrow after emergency repairs we needed to its pipes.

The 50 metre pool at the Aquatic Centre was shut today after the damage was discovered.

The problem caused the water in the pool to turn green, thought to be caused by a lack of chlorine.

The management hoped it would reopen during this afternoon, but Sunderland City Council said it hoped the pool would be open for business again in the morning, once the chemical’s levels have returned to normal.

Customers were still able to swim in the diving pool.

Councillor John Kelly, the council’s cabinet member for public health, wellness and culture, said: “We’ve completed some overnight repairs to pipes for the Sunderland Aquatic Centre’s main pool and had to reduce the chlorine flow.

“As we value the health and safety of our many thousands of customers we’ve closed the pool until the chlorine levels return to normal.

“We hope the main pool will be open as usual on Thursday 9 January.

“There has been no disruption to the swimming programme in the diving pool area.”

 

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