No news on pool re-opening as tiles cause havoc

There is no up-date on the re-opening of Thurles Leisure Centre swimming pool at the present time, as work continues to determine the cause of the damage, The Tipperary Star can reveal.

The pool was closed a few weeks ago when tiles began to come away from the bottom and sides of the surface, much ot the dismay of management and staff members. The facility was immediately closed down and the pool drained in a bid to figure out what the problem is.

Thurles Municipal District Manager Mr Matt Shortt told council members this week that the problem is not a structural one and efforts are ongoing to determine the cause of the tiles coming away from the surface.

“We are not aware of any structural faults but the tiles have failed and we are still awaiting a report from an engineer as to why this has happened. I don’t know how long this will take and because we have no specification at this stage. I cannot say how much it will cost, or whether we have the money for it,” Mr Shortt said.

The matter had been raised by Cllr Jim Ryan who said that many people who had yearly membership have been left without a pool and have been forced to travel to Roscrea or Tipperary to swim. He added that they then have to pay in these facilities having already paid membership.

Efforts will be made to ensure that the Thurles fob will work in Roscrea in the interim, members were assurred.




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