Bristol South pool set to reopen next month
Bristol South Swimming Pool is set to reopen from June 7, says managers Everyone Active.
By Charley Rogers
The pool shut in November 2019 for repair works and has remained closed since.
A statement released on Everyone Active's website reads: “Subject to completion of the works, the swimming pool is now planned to reopen on the week commencing 7th June 2021.
“All of our existing swim fitness members and swimming lesson members at Bristol South Swimming Pool have been frozen, with all up-front paying customers having their membership extended by the length of our closure.”
As previously reported in the Voice, the closure was originally scheduled for four weeks. However, ongoing maintenance and Covid-19 restrictions meant closure was extended.
Cllr Asher Craig, deputy mayor and Cabinet member for Communities, said of the delay: “The Bristol South pool is a much loved community facility with nearly 100,000 visits each year and this work was vital to ensure that it is maintained and remains fit for purpose.
“While the extra time needed for the work is understandably frustrating, these improvements were necessary to ensure the pool can still operate effectively and continue to be enjoyed by so many people.’’
In a post on their Facebook page, Everyone Active said: “This year has been very challenging for everyone but we couldn’t have got through it without our fantastic members.
"Thank you for your support and we can’t wait to welcome you all back through our doors again soon.”
According to a comment by the facility on its Facebook page, customers will be contacted closer to June 7 to confirm reopening.
For updates or to make an enquiry, see www.facebook.com/eaBristolSouth/ or www.everyoneactive.com/centre/bristol-south-swimming-pool/