Pool maintenance to begin in January
The main swimming pool at the Dolphin Centre will be closed for four months from January, while essential maintenance work is carried out.
The work represents a major investment in the pool, which like the centre marked its 40th anniversary in 2022.
It is expected the work will take around four months to complete.
Councillor Kevin Nicholson, cabinet member for health and housing, said: “The Dolphin Centre opened in November 1982 and has been open for 40 years.
“There have been numerous interventions and changes to the building over the years, the most significant in 2006, which resulted in remodelling of the building, however limited work was carried out on the pool, mechanical and electrical installations at that time.
“The pool works forms part of a £3.9m improvements programme delivered over the last four years, which have included the installation of the bowling alley, new soft play and gym refurbishment, as well as changing rooms and meeting room improvements.
“I would like to thank people in advance for bearing with us whilst this essential work is carried out.”
Although the main pool will be temporarily out of action, swimming lessons and lane swimming will still be on offer in the training pool.
The diving pool and toddler pool will also be available during maintenance on the main pool.
Members have also been given the option to freeze their memberships at any time during the refurbishment works.
For more information, including timetable, visit www.healthydarlington.co.uk