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Pool to reopen after engineers fix issue which left swimmers with sore eyes and throats

PUBLISHED: 09:42 21 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:57 21 March 2019

The pool at Bungay Pool and Gym looks set to reopen after being closed for nearly two weeks. Picture: Bungay Pool and Gym

The pool at Bungay Pool and Gym looks set to reopen after being closed for nearly two weeks. Picture: Bungay Pool and Gym

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A town’s pool looks set to reopen after being shut for nearly two weeks due to issues with air quality.

Closed since Saturday, March 9, engineers from Waveney District Council (WDC) have been working to fix a ventilation problem at the swimming pool at Bungay Pool and Gym.

Both staff and customers had previously complained of suffering from sore eyes and throats following a swim.

The issue was identified as being caused by the failure of two sensors which control the air handling units and replacements arrived on Monday, March 18, before being installed.

The potential to reopen on Tuesday was considered, but a decision was taken to bring forward other maintenance work so that it coincided with the current closure period.

The pool now looks set to open tomorrow (Friday, March 22) afternoon, with a further update issued in due course.

A statement from WDC posted on Facebook by Bungay Pool and Gym said: “Engineers have now installed new sensors on the air handling units, replacing the two faulty sensors responsible for air quality issues last week.

“To reduce the amount of disruption for customers, other work which was scheduled to take place over the next few weeks has now been brought forward and is expected to be completed during this current closure period.

“Following the completion of this additional work and a period of testing, we would expect to reopen the pool on Friday afternoon. However, this will be confirmed nearer the time.”

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