The completion date for Sleaford’s £2.85m leisure centre refurbishment draws closer and the new-look pool has now been filled with water.
It has taken six days for hoses to steadily pour in 400,000 litres of water into the pool and when full the pumps will be filtering 136,000 litres a day.
Principal building survey and project manager Scott Masterman commented on the milestone: “It is a very exciting time for all of us seeing the final touches being added to the centre. The theme colour will really make a statement throughout, especially in the changing area where the cubicles have now been put in place.
“In the past six days we have seen the pool filled with water. We have had to do this gradually to ensure no damage was caused to the tiles. Now the water is in the temperature will be slowly raised, and the water treated and circulated ready for use.”
Fixtures and fittings will start to come into the centre over the next week-or-so, and staff from Leisure in the Community will be trained ready to take over the operation when the doors open on October 15 after being closed for a year. Visitors will be welcomed back with a range of special sessions and free swimming.