The swimming pool at Hartsdown Leisure Centre in Margate is expected to reopen in May 2023 – more than a year after it was shut due to damage caused in Storm Eunice.
The storm in February this year resulted in roof damage at the pool building and this then “created further complex required works due to its construction.”
Operators Your Leisure have now confirmed work starts on site today (November 30).
A statement adds: “The current programme of works aims to be completed towards the end of April 2023 and therefore we will be looking at reopening the swimming pool in early May.
“Please accept our sincerest apologies for the timescales associated with the work required and we will be doing everything we can to maintain the programme schedule and will keep customers updated via our newsletters, social media and website.
“While the work is taking place the overflow car park will be closed for contractors use. We look forward to welcoming customers back to the swimming pool in due course.”
Your Leisure says affected members have had courses moved to other centres or subscription/membership frozen.
Swim School: Unless participants have moved to an alternative facility, those that have not transferred and been accommodated elsewhere have had their subscription frozen and these will only be reinstated once there is a re-opening date for the swimming pool.
Live Better Swim Members: Unless members have requested the reinstatement of their membership to use other facilities, these will have been frozen and will only be reinstated once there is a re-opening date.
All other memberships remain active due to other facilities continuing to remain open during this time.
For queries contact the Customer Service Team on 03333 660661 or email CST@yourleisure.uk.com