Pool set to close for six month refurbishment

The leisure pool at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex is to close for six months for a major refurbishment project.

The Leisure Pool is closed to the public from November 3 until April 2015 to allow renovation work which, says the local council, needs to be undertaken to ensure it meets the high standards expected by customers

The main part of the refurbishment is the removal of the existing pirate ship and the installation of a new water soft play area.

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure Services Committee, speaking about the renovations, said: “The Council has undertaken a significant investment of £3.2 million in refurbishing its flagship leisure facility, Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

“The Leisure Pool enhancement is part of a wider scheme, which includes dedicated fitness rooms, a fitness suite and spa area in addition to a more customer friendly reception, changing and restaurant areas.

“The Leisure Pool is the ‘feather in our cap’ and a facility that people travel from all over the island of Ireland to use.

“A water soft play area was chosen as not only is it an alternative to the traditional soft play that is very popular with young children but it will also offer more interactive water activities for Under 5s. Its capability to entertain the younger members of families will mean that all children within families can be entertained during a 90-minute session in the Leisure Pool.

“It is a necessity to close the Leisure Pool while undertaking these works to safeguard our customers and the Council hopes that its existing customers will be patient and will fully utilise the new look Leisure Pool when it reopens next April.

“The Council anticipates being able to open the Leisure Pool earlier in the day to accommodate mother and toddler groups, playgroups and stay at home parents.

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