Major refurbishment is well underway at Portishead Open Air Pool in Bristol. The extensive project will see over £250,000 ploughed into restoring and revamping the swimming pool and plantroom, including new pipework, a new liner, a new cover, and new pool surrounds. Built in 1962, the pool is run by the Portishead Open Air Pool Community Trust, who prevented its closure by the local council eight years ago. The refurbishment is being led by CP Pools and DG Pools & Leisure. SCP will be lining the pool with the Proflex system and the main suppliers of the equipment are Certikin and Pollet Pool Group.
Carl Porter of CP Pools comments: “Initially the brief was only to remove the existing leaking scum channel and convert to a skimmer pool, however, during site surveys and after discussions with the Trust it was obvious that the pool required a complete refurbishment. “The internal lining is now underway and the final phase of the plant room upgrade is in progress. The idea is that the refurbishment will prolong the use the pool for at least the next 30 years.” The pool is due to reopen as normal for the summer season in 2017. A scheduled reopening on April 13 has been planned, to tie in with the Easter school holiday