A major upgrade of Nantwich Pool has begun with a programme of repairs and improvements to give swimmers an up-to-date leisure experience.
Cheshire East Council is spending in the order of £200,000 on the refurbishment, which will include a replacement of decayed wooden ceilings, replacement of lighting with economical LED lighting systems, full redecoration, the refurbishment of changing room lockers and servicing of the main pool pumps.
The building will also become more eco-efficient with new heat recovery ducting installed in the ceiling to retain heat and reduce running costs.
The pool received 100,000 visits this summer and this is the second major investment in the facilities in ten years, underlining Cheshire East Council’s commitment to provide the best leisure amenities for its residents.
Cheshire East deputy leader David Brown, said: “This is a significant investment by the council and demonstrates our pledge to provide the best possible amenities for our residents, so that they can lead active and healthy lives.
“And with the recent opening of the £15m Crewe Lifestyle Centre, we are able to offer swimmers in Nantwich a top class alternative venue while these works are carried out.”
The Nantwich Fitness Suite and Fitness Studio will remain open during the refurbishment, which is expected to be completed by December 19.
Everybody Sport and Recreation, the Trust which manages Cheshire East Council’s leisure facilities, has arranged for all Nantwich Pool customers to use their Everybody membership at other Everybody facilities during the closure.