Rushden’s Splash pool set to open on time

Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of Splash pool in Rushden
Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of Splash pool in Rushden
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A £330,000 refurbishment of Rushden’s Splash pool is progressing well and should be finished on time.

The pool closed at the end of July for work including the replacement of essential mechanical equipment to allow the pool to stay open for future use, new lockers and improved changing areas.

Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of Splash pool in Rushden

Work is progressing well on the refurbishment of Splash pool in Rushden

Work is going well and it is hope the eight-week project will be finished on time.

An East Northamptonshire Council spokesman said: “Refurbishment work at the Splash pool in Rushden is progressing well and we’re all set to re-open to the public on Monday, September 22.

“There has been lots of activity at the centre with new air handling units and ducting being installed this week, re-tiling in the changing rooms, showers and toilets and the installation of new changing cubicles and lockers. Having replaced pool filters and other mechanical items, we’ve deep cleaned the pool and it’s starting to be re-filled.

“It takes a week to fill a pool of this size and a further week to re-heat it. That just leaves time for some final minor improvements to the changing room areas and then we’re ready to welcome customers into the improved centre.”

However, work on the flume will have to be put on hold for now.

The spokesman added: “Unfortunately, we’re unable to refurbish the flume due to high repair costs. It’s a specialist item and the cost of repair was beyond our budget.

“We applied for external funding, but unfortunately our bid was not successful.

“We will continue to look at other options to see if there’s anything else we can do.

“Thank you to all our customers for their understanding and patience while this essential refurbishment work is taking place.

“It’s looking fantastic, everyone has worked really hard to complete a tight programme of work and the improvements will make a great difference to the quality of the pool environment for all our customers.”