Repairs at Barnsley swimming pool will take a month

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One of Barnsley’s most popular swimming pools is closing while it undergoes essential repairs and a refurbishment.

Both the large and small pools at Hoyland Leisure Centre will close on Tuesday, January 27, while Barnsley Council carries out essential maintenance work.

Refurbishment work will include a new main pool tank, replacement of the poolside windows, along with new poolside surroundings.

The pools will be closed until Monday, March 2, but swimmers and children having lessons can use other sites at the Metrodome, Dearneside and Royston.

Simon Potter, manager, said: “During the closure, the large pool will be drained and there will be repairs to the tiling and pool structure, plus new windows around the poolside.

“We will be updating our website, Twitter and Facebook page, so customers can see how the refurbishment is developing.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re sure the new pool facilities will be worth the wait.

“The rest of Hoyland Leisure Centre will remain open and the gym and fitness classes will be unaffected.

“During the closure, we will have to cancel all swimming lessons at Hoyland.

“If requested we will endeavour to find a place in swimming classes at either the Metrodome, Royston or Dearneside.

“We look forward to welcoming customers back to Hoyland once the work is complete and thank everyone for their patience.”

Customers are encouraged to visit the website www.bpl.org.uk where details of alternative sessions at other sites can be found.

The Hoyland pool is one of several centres managed by Barnsley Premier Leisure which operates a range of facilities in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster and Pontefract.