Behind the scenes at Atlantis Leisure
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.