Knottingley Swimming Pool remains closed after water leak

Knottingley Swimming Pool. p302b405

Knottingley Swimming Pool. p302b405

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Knottingley Swimming Pool remains closed after a water leak damaged the site’s electricity supply.

The pool, in the town’s sports centre at Hill Top, has been closed since Thursday, January 15.

A Wakefield Council spokeswoman said the leak had damaged a part used to heat the pool but the council hoped the pool would reopen next week.

Karen Collins, service director for culture and sport, said: “Unfortunately the water leak has affected the electricity supply so we cannot heat the pool. Our contractors are working hard to carry out the work as quickly as possible and are trying to source the necessary parts.

“As soon as the electricity has been repaired we can begin reheating the pool, however it could up take up to 72 hours to get the water up to the right temperature.

“We have had to cancel some swimming classes but are trying to find other venues for as many of the lessons as we can. I would like to thank customers for their patience and can assure them we will try to get the pool reopened as soon as possible, hopefully next week.”

Contractors at the site are also investigating a separate leak in the children’s pool.

Coun Les Shaw, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “I want to reassure everyone that we will reopen Knottingley pool as soon we can and ask people to bear with us while the necessary work is done.”