Surprise roof fault forces closure of Lerwick pool
The swimming pool at Clickimin will be closed until further notice as a safety precaution following a fault discovered in its glass roof.
According the Shetland Recreational Trust the problem, in “the glazed roofing area above the pool”, needs to be investigated and rectified.
The main pool, toddler’s pool, flumes, river, health suite, soft play area and cafe will be closed until the situation is sorted, but the main sports hall will stay open.
Trust general manager James Johnston said: “We apologise for the obvious inconvenience this causes to our customers, but their safety is always our first priority.
“We have been in discussions with structural engineers and SIC building control officers today and have chosen to close the swimming pool section of the complex both to the public and staff until we can resolve this problem.
“This is being done entirely as a precaution and I can assure customers that we will work as quickly as we can to get a structural survey done, identify what work needs to be carried out and proceed with that work. No other part of the building is affected.”
The planned four-week closure of the main hall of the complex, which had been due to begin on Monday, has now been postponed.
“We have decided to keep the main sports hall open for customers,” Mr Johnston said. ““We are also exploring alternative arrangements for the different clubs which use the swimming pool on a regular basis.”