Published: January 25, 2010
Revamped Burnham-On-Sea swimming pool to re-open this week

A huge £56,000 project to replace every tile in Burnham-On-Sea's swimming pool has been completed and the facilities are scheduled to re-open this Thursday (January 28th).

Burnham Swim and Sports Academy's pool in Berrow Road has been closed since mid-December and final work is now underway for this week's re-opening, as pictured above.

The Academy's Mark Cox-Conklin (pictured right with wife Sara) confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were initially hoping to re-open on Monday January 25th, but some of the edge tiles around the pool were showing wear, so we decided to spend a further £6,000 on getting them replaced. This has added an extra few days to the overall job, but everything is on track for the pool to re-open on Thursday."

"We've already begun to steadily start re-filling the pool with water. We'll then heat the water on Tuesday and Wednesday in time for the start of classes and lessons."

Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report in December that the Sports Academy's £330,000 extension had been given the go-ahead by district council planners.

Meanwhile, cheap swimming lessons will be on offer to over 50s at Burnham swimming pool every Friday morning from January 29th. The sessions will be running for ten weeks and are available to non-swimmers and those wanting to improve. For more information contact Dianne Ramsay on 0845 6434702.

Pictured above is Burnham's swimming pool at Christmas when the tiles had been removed and, top, this past weekend

 


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