No concrete evidence for leisure pool fault
The cause of the‘significant defect’ that has forced the swimming pool at Stirling’s Peak leisure centre to close has yet to be found.
Stirling Council is probing the cause of the damage to the pool at the £27 million sport centre which closed last month.
The facility was shut after the serious failure was discovered in its concrete layer.
It had initially been due to close for five weeks to allow for maintenance work to be carried out.
However, the fault was discovered and the facility will now be closed until next March. But three weeks on since the baths were shut, Stirling Council is still working to get to the bottom of the problem.
A spokesperson said: “A defect was discovered in the concrete screed during maintenance works and investigations are still underway to establish the cause.
“We have no further information to add at this point.”
It remains unclear how much the repairs will cost the authority and no announcement has yet been made regarding provisions for users of the pool during the closure.
The 25–metre, six–lane pool was built by Barr Construction and opened in February 2009.
In February 2017, the ice rink at the leisure centre was closed for a fortnight because of a piping problem.
In August 2016 an electrical fault forced The Peak to close for a number of days.
Cracks in a wall of the ice rink at the sports complex were discovered in October 2014.
An investigation was launched in January 2014 when it was discovered that a quantity of ammonia had leaked and blown into the swimming pool air vent.
Faulty Pool at The Peak was closed last month