13 Jan 2020

Bristol South pool to reopen after improvements

Extensive repairs being completed at Bedminster pool

The Bristol South swimming pool is poised to reopen in early February following the completion of an extensive £200,000 programme of improvements.

The community pool in Dean Lane, Bedminster, was closed in November while work to replace leaking pipework and upgrade the ceiling of the facility got under way.

During that scheduled four-week closure, contractors uncovered further areas that had deteriorated over time, including the pool walls, which were contributing to leaks and inefficiency at the site.

The additional work pushed the reopening date back by a few weeks, while the essential repairs were completed, and it is now hoped the pool will be reopened in the second week of next month.

The 30.5m Bristol South pool, which is set within a Grade 2 listed building, is one of the city’s most historically significant and has been in operation for the community since 1931, with multi-purpose rooms also available at the site.

The pool is managed by Everyone Active, in partnership with Bristol City Council.

Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for Communities, said: “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.’’

More information about the facilities and activities on offer at the Bristol South pool is available at https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/bristol-south-swimming-pool/.