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£30,000 REFURBISHMENTS WORKS COMPLETED ON SWIMMING POOL

The pools at West Wight Sports and Community Centre are looking good as new, following the completion of a month long programme of maintenance and upgrading works.

Divers were brought in to clean and re-grout the main pool, which is the deepest on the Island. While the learner pool had to be drained to undertake the works, and a new disinfection system installed.

The showers in the swimming pool changing rooms have also been upgraded and many of the roof steels in the pool area repainted.

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Centre Manager Clare Griffin said:

“The ongoing maintenance of the swimming pools is a huge job, especially when you consider the main pool was built forty years ago.

“We had to shut the pools before Christmas in order to carry out the work. We know this is an inconvenience for our regular swimmers but we hope they will see that it is has been worthwhile. The pools are the biggest financial expenditure for the charity, and we do all we can to keep costs down. The new equipment will be much more efficient. We even had staff who would have normally been lifeguarding helping out with the painting.”

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