Swimming pool to be closed while work takes place

Portlethen Swimming Pool is to close for three weeks while essential work is carried out, including building a new wall with glazed windows.

The pool will shut on Sunday, July 27, reopening on Monday, August 18.

On a post on Facebook, North Kincardine Councillor Ian Mollison posted: “Local councillors were told today (Wednesday) that: ‘After a period of planning with our colleagues in Property Services the following work has been identified for Portlethen Swimming Pool:

‘‘Build new wall with glazed windows to create self contained pool hall;

‘‘Secondary ventilation system to create normal temperature and humidity levels out with the pool hall i.e. social area and reception.”

Other facilities will remain open while the work is being carried out.

The post added: “It is anticipate that this works will take three weeks to complete and require that the pool be closed while it takes place.

“We have looked at usage patterns by the public to identify a time that will involve minimal disruption to pool users.

‘‘As a result the facility will close from July 27 and is due to reopen as normal on August 18.

“This closure will only affect the pool, with all other facilities remaining open as normal, including Portlethen Swimming Pool reception for enquiries and payments.

“To ensure that swimming is available in the area the Stonehaven Leisure Centre Swimming Pool will open for this closure period to allow Portlethen users the opportunity to swim at an Aberdeenshire facility close-by.”

n More information is available online at http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/sport/swimleisure/portlethen.asp