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Solihull's state-of-the-art Tudor Grange swimmng pool in a jam

THE HIGH-TECH moveable floor in the diving and multi-use pool at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre has broken down just seven months after the £12 million facility opened its doors.

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THE HIGH-TECH moveable floor in the diving and multi-use pool at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre has broken down just seven months after the £12 million facility opened its doors.

The breakdown, which was caused by a water leak, means the pool cannot be used for popular classes for parents and tots, though it remains open for other activities.

Now bosses face a lengthy wait for spare parts from the Netherlands before the floor can be repaired.

The feature, which allows the pool's depth to be varied according to what it is used for, has been operating since the grand opening of the complex run by Parkwood Leisure at the end of January this year.

The centre also boasts a 25 metre eight lane swimming pool, a separate learning pool, a sports hall, a 100 station fitness suite and dance studio.

Tudor Grange recently came under fire following a spate of locker and car thefts from its premises.

And in March its facilities were criticised by a leading member of Solihull Swimming Club, David Cooke, who claimed the main pool did not comply with guidelines set down by the Amateur Swimming Club. Mr Cooke also said spectator seating was inadequate.

Austin Gordon, the general manager of the complex located in Blossomfield Road, said the cause of the breakage was due to a water leak in the plant room underneath the centre which had damaged the controls of an electrical panel which operates the mechanism.

He added that the problem would be rectified in the next two weeks as they await parts from the Netherlands.

He said: "Currently we can't do classes for parents and tots in that pool but the pool itself is available for use and is being well-used. We have been extremely busy over the summer holiday period with families enjoying the fabulous facilities here."

 

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