Austin Rawlinson pool shut for urgent maintenance

The swimming pool at Austin Rawlinson Lifestyles fitness centre in Speke is closing tonight (Wednesday) for urgent maintenance work, and will not reopen until at least the end of the month.

Following surveys and work to replace the main electrical circuit board, further urgent maintenance work has been identified – including repairs to the pool’s pumps as well as the renewal of other plant items.

The closure means all swimming related classes and sessions will be cancelled.

The gym is not affected and remains open.

The nearest alternative Lifestyles swimming pool is at Garston, which is around three miles away.

Deputy Mayor and Cabinet member for leisure, Cllr Wendy Simon, said: “We are really sorry for the disruption that this will cause to people who use the swimming pool at Austin Rawlinson Lifestyles, but we have been advised to close.

“We know the pool is a much-loved community facility, and I would like to reassure people we are committed to getting this essential work carried out as quickly as possible to keep the period of time it is shut for to an absolute minimum.”