Temporary closure as split pipe causes problems

The swimming pool at North Devon Leisure Centre was closed again today (Wednesday).

It reopened on Monday after the replacement of chlorine pipework, but North Devon Council (NDC) said a pipe had split today.

Operator Parkwood Leisure has replaced the pipe but the pool will remain closed until further notice.

Mark Kentell at NDC said the water level needed to be brought up to the required level and the plant would need to be tested and checked before the pool could be reopened.

He said Parkwood hoped this would be sometime tomorrow (Thursday) but anyone thinking of going swimming is advised to call the leisure centre on 01271 373361 to check before visiting.