Belfast Telegraph

Valley pool is reopened

By Michael McCready

The leak at the main swimming pool in the Valley Leisure Centre has been repaired and the pool is open for casual swimming sessions again.

Swimming classes that were cancelled during the closure should restart after Easter.

A Newtownabbey Borough Council spokeswoman said customers who were enrolled for the last term will be contacted by letter with information regarding re-enrolment for the new term.

She said the investigations that were carried out during the enforced closure have highlighted the pool tank is showing signs of its age.

“The pool was constructed in the early 1970s and really has lasted remarkably well. However, in order to prevent similar problems, a larger capital scheme to refurbish the pool is being considered by the council,” she said.

A full swimming timetable is posted on the ‘swimming’ page at www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/valley .

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