Leak forces leisure centre pool closure

A MAJOR water leak at a Suffolk leisure centre could mean its pool will be out of action for at least several days at the height of the summer holidays.

A MAJOR water leak at a Suffolk leisure centre could mean its pool will be out of action for at least several days at the height of the summer holidays.

The Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury was closed on Saturday evening after staff discovered water was leaking from the pool.

Yesterday, staff drained a large amount of the pool water and searched for the cause of the leak, which was discovered to be a split water pipe.

Pete Wojcik, duty manager at Kingfisher, said: “The pool won't be open for at least a few days or possibly a week.


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“Anglian Water also attended and helped us to pump some of the water out.”

The six-lane, 25-metre pool is out of action, as well as the 55-metre flume ride, toddler flume, wave machine, and health suite.

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This means timetabled activities at the pool, including 50 plus swim, parent and toddler sessions, ladies only, water workout, wet 'n' wild, scuba diving, lifesaving and various swimming clubs will all be cancelled until the pool is reopened.

A spokesman for Babergh District Council, which owns the pool, said: “At this stage it is not possible to estimate the length of time over which the pool may be shut. South Suffolk Leisure Trust and the council would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused and aim to keep users updated as to progress.”

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