Consett pool remains closed after ‘technical issues’ discovered at facility

Residents of a County Durham town have called the sudden temporary closure of their swimming pool an ‘absolute disgrace’ after the leisure facility blamed ‘technical issues’ as the reason for keeping its gates closed.

The main swimming pool at Consett Leisure Center has been closed since August 10 after Durham County Council confirmed a ‘technical problem’ with the moving floor was the cause of the closure.

Although it had to close very suddenly, the move drew even more criticism from Consett residents, due to the fact that the swimming facility only reopened in July after a long period of closure. to rectify major faults.

Read more: Wensleydale villagers urged to help save their pub

The Medomsley Road swimming pool has been closed for over two years for major repairs.

Meanwhile, the council carried out major and complex technical repairs, including the installation of a new pool liner, as restrictions were eased.

However, the most recent development that the pool will remain closed for the time being has not gone down well with the people of Consett.

After Consett Leisure Center took to social media on Saturday August 27 to post an update on the pool, many reacted angrily to the ‘incompetent’ and ‘shameful’ nature of the closure.

Taking to social media, the leisure center posted: ‘The main pool at Consett Leisure Center remains closed due to a technical issue with the movable floor.

“After taking advice from our contractors, the pool will need to remain closed to complete investigations and confirm any repairs to be made.”

The statement went on to say that while the main pool was closed, the Consett Leisure Center 20m pool would be open for scheduled activities.

But that didn’t sit well with people online.

Commenting on the leisure centre’s statement, one person said: ‘I’m glad I never cared about a membership, it’s been closed more times than it’s been opened’, while a another simply added: “An absolute disgrace”.

Read next:

If you want to read more great stories, why not subscribe to your Northern Echo for as little as £1.25 a week. Click here