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Our swimming pool has now re-opened, following £500,000 work to establish a new eco-hub at our Edwardian Grade II Listed building.

We hope the eco-hub will reduce energy costs by up to 40%, reducing our environmental impact and allowing us to re-invest the savings into other projects.

Bramley Baths CEO Sue Stones thanked all customers and supporters for their understanding and patience throughout the closure period.

She said the investment has replaced the existing ageing machinery and hopes it will reduce to ‘practically zero’ the number of pool closures due to technical problems. Sue added:

“This investment will ensure we can continue to provide services to the community for many years to come.

“This is just the first phase in our plans to invest in the building. We hope to follow this up with a project on a similar scale to update the rest of the Baths.”

The funding has provided:

  • A new pool plant, with new filtration system, pipework and valves. The new pool filtration system will mean we will be able use less chlorine. The pool plant area will also have a new roof.
  • Three new boilers and two new hot water tanks (which have recently been installed).
  • New air handling units on poolside and new air conditioning in the gym and studio.
  • A complete clean and maintenance of the pool, including re-grouting of tiles.

The improvements will lead to improved water clarity, meaning the pool will be even cleaner than it is now. Improved water quality will also reduce the need for chlorine in the pool.

The air filtration system will lead to better air quality. A computerised system will be able to better control temperatures in the pool area, studio and gym and achieve a better balance between humidity in the building and water temperature.  New air conditioning will also mean much lower energy usage.

Photo: Courtney Harrison