The Newport swimming pool was closed last December as £1million worth of improvements were made.
The closure was to allow for a range of what has been described as “essential maintenance work” to comply with the council’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Now the pool is set to reopen on Monday (July 25) and Kelly Middleton, member of Telford and Wrekin council’s recreation, public health and wellbeing, equalities and partnerships cabinet, said: ‘We are delighted to confirm that Newport Swimming and Fitness The center is due to reopen on Monday, following the work of the carbon reduction program that we have carried out.
“This work has included the installation of a new air-source heat pump, internal cladding added to the building, remodeling of the bottom of the pool to reduce the depth of the deep end and increase the shallow water area.
“This will make the pool more energy efficient, improve facilities and increase the capacity of the swimming lessons programme, while allowing all existing activities to continue.
“Essential maintenance work to the pool tank, pool surround, filtration and water circulation has also been undertaken. This program of works is part of the Telford & Wrekin Council to become carbon neutral by 2030.”
Newport Councilor Thomas Janke welcomed the reopening, saying: “It’s good that the refurbishment has taken place.
“It will be much more energy efficient and future proof the pool for generations to come, so I am very much in favor of that.
“It’s also the perfect time for it to reopen for summer vacation and it’s one of those amenities that local Newport residents have been missing for several months.
“These kinds of facilities are valuable in a community and need to be well maintained. Kudos to Telford and Wrekin Council for putting the funding in place for its refurbishment.
“Hopefully we’ll get great feedback from residents who are literally dying to get back in the pool to enjoy a swim in the local facilities.”