Opening of new £800,000 flumes at Woking Pool in the Park behind schedule

August 9, 2018
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Families eager to enjoy the summer holidays and new flumes at Woking’s Pool in the Park will have to wait a bit longer.

The Leisure Lagoon flumes were originally planned to be replaced in June, but the new £800,000 slides only arrived this month and construction work is expected to start soon.

The pool remains open.

The slides are part of a £1.855 million refurb of leisure services in Woking.

This includes updating the changing rooms at Pool in the Park which will cost £705,000 and at Woking Leisure Centre costing £350,000.

The interactive beach area, spa pools and wave machine are operating as normal.

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Pool in the Park is owned by Woking Borough Council and papers which went before the executive last November stated that the old flumes are obsolete.

A report to members in 2017 outlined the works needed to the leisure facilities and in particular to Woking Leisure Centre in a bid to ensure people kept using the pool once Hoe Valley Sportsbox opened on July 30.

Leisure upgrades

Pool in the Park Flumes £800,000

Pool in the Park Changing Rooms £705,000

Leisure Centre Changing Rooms £350,000

Total cost: £1,855,000

It said: “This is due to the current age and state of the changing rooms, and the need to ensure that this offer is uplifted such that existing members will continue to utilise these facilities, and not substantially drift off to using the new Hoe Valley site when it opens.”

The work to the dry changing facilities is expected to be completed by October.

The refurbishment of changing rooms at Leisure Lagoon will be carried out in April 2019.

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/opening-new-800000-flumes-woking-15009221


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