King Alfred pools set to re-open

Swimmers will be welcomed back to the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Saturday 1 April, when the pools re-open following extensive repair work. 

The popular pools, run by Freedom Leisure on behalf of the council, have been closed since 6 January after the main boiler control panel and boilers broke down, leaving the building without any hot water or heating.  

Further improvements

Major repair work was completed this month and the pool has been gradually re-heated to the correct temperature for swimming. 

While the swimming pool has been closed, further improvements to the centre have been carried out including re-decoration, new floor coverings in the foyer and gym areas, new locker keys to the lockers in the wet changing area and refurbishing the ballroom dance floor.  

On schedule

Mark Fisher, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Interim Assistant Director of Culture, Tourism and Sport, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to complete this complex repair work on schedule and re-open the pools in time for the Easter holidays.” 

Free swimming!

The pool will re-open for public swimming at 8am on Saturday 1 April, with free swimming being launched at the same time for all 18-year-olds and under in the city. 

Details of the expanded free swimming offer can be found on the Freedom Leisure website.

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