Be­hind the scenes at At­lantis Leisure

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Pool chang­ing rooms

YOU may have no­ticed that the floor in the pool chang­ing rooms is not look­ing its best.

Tem­po­rary re­pairs will be made shortly, but our whole chang­ing area is com­ing to the end of its use­ful life. (Some might ar­gue it passed away some time ago!)

We are rais­ing funds to re­new the chang­ing ar­eas as part of the 25 years of At­lantis cam­paign as it is not pos­si­ble to source fund­ing for this type of project. More on the fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties soon.

Light­ing, hot wa­ter and more

SINCE the last Be­hind the Scenes (BtS) re­port, we have been or­gan­is­ing quotes for re­place­ment LED light­ing for the build­ing and other en­er­gysav­ing projects so we can en­ter into stage two of seek­ing fund­ing for th­ese ini­tia­tives.

Th­ese projects will im­prove light­ing and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and, at the same time, save us money on elec­tric­ity, one of At­lantis’s ma­jor costs.

Sports hall floor re­fur­bish­ment

YOU may re­mem­ber that the sports hall floor was re­placed af­ter a flood in 2014.

To keep the new floor in tip top con­di­tion we have just booked in a com­plete sand and re­seal for the last week in De­cem­ber to en­sure min­i­mal dis­rup­tion.

Break­downs

MORE things break­ing! We have had a crazy month for break­downs with two pool pumps need­ing re­place­ment at a cost of more than £ 800.

We were only able to keep the pool open due to the skills of fa­cil­i­ties man­ager Kyle, who kept ev­ery­thing up and run­ning us­ing spares parts un­til the re­place­ments could be fit­ted.

Park­ing

THE park­ing spa­ces to the front and rear of the At­lantis build­ing will soon be made pay and dis­play.

This is in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the same hap­pen­ing to the coun­cil car park near At­lantis as this will oth­er­wise drive long-stay park­ers into the At­lantis spa­ces, mak­ing park­ing even more dif­fi­cult for our cus­tomers.

So­cial en­ter­prise

AS HAP­PENS fairly reg­u­larly, At­lantis was vis­ited this month by two other so­cial en­ter­prise groups: Bram­bles char­ity and a Fin­nish group who were in­ter­ested in how At­lantis has thrived as a so­cial en­ter­prise over its 25-year his­tory.

Just com­pleted

THE old ten­nis courts to the right of three new courts have been re­fur­bished to pro­vide ex­tra space for the West High­land Ten­nis Week.

We have three new young bud­ding life­guards who have just com­pleted their train­ing with our in-house na­tional pool life­guard trainer Yvonne.

A big wel­come to Claire Mack­in­non, Gre­gor Bry­don and Martin Ren­nie.

We’ve got some new fur­ni­ture com­ing for the cafe, which you’ll see in place soon.

He­len McGowan, the Oban Boots store man­ager, pre­sented a cheque for £1,300, raised lo­cally by staff and cus­tomers as part of the phar­macy’s Chil­dren In Need col­lec­tion, to Oban Youth Café on Al­bany Ter­race for build­ing re­pairs.

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