Last week we had two reported incidents of children cutting their toes in the learner pool. A part of the pool was closed off to allow for an inspection by the leisure staff and this resulted in a temporary resin being applied to some broken tiles to make the pool safe to use. Following this we immediately commissioned a full inspection by professional contractors and this was able to be done today (Tuesday 20th March) while the leisure centre was closed. This has highlighted an area of tiling that has been damaged by the recent extremes of temperature, necessitating a larger repair than was anticipated. The safety of our customers remains our primary concern and we must therefore advise that the learner pool will be closed until Friday 23rd March when a temporary repair, with a further safety check, has been completed. This will allow operations to return to normal and time to explore the range of options for undertaking a permanent solution.
Apologies for any inconvenience that this causes. We are doing everything we can to reopen as quickly as possible, but clearly customer safety has to be our overriding priority.
Your Exe Valley Leisure Centre Team