The National Sports Centre main pool has been declared fully operational.
The main pool, which has eight lanes, provides public swimming sessions, school classes and competitive swimming opportunities. The boom, which is used to divide the fixed depth floor from the movable floating pool floor, was not able to be lowered since the opening of the main pool in August 2019, due to a fault with the control mechanisms.
The engineers from the installation company who had travelled from Holland on Wednesday, worked through the night on Thursday and for a short period on Friday morning to undertake the repairs and necessary testing, whilst minimising disruption to customers.
Graham Cregeen, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture said:
‘The full operation of the refurbished main pool as a high standard competitive facility has now been realised. Our Island’s award winning swimmers will now be able to gain full access to the main pool for training and galas.
‘Public swimming sessions in the main pool are always popular, particularly at weekends and during school holidays.
‘Being active is important for wellbeing. Swimming can help people of all ages keep fit, stay healthy and make friends, as well as being a good way to relax and socialise.’
Public session timetables are available online.
The leisure pool and flume rides will remain closed following problems encountered with the flume stairway installation. Discussions continue with the manufacturer and installer in order to resolve this matter.