Knaresborough pool stays closed with engineers stuck in Spain
Feb 26, 2021

Knaresborough swimming pool is set to remain closed for the coming months with engineers unable to travel due to covid restrictions.

Harrogate Borough Council said, in a residents’ newsletter released yesterday, that the equipment was in need of urgent repairs.

The council added that manufacturer, based in Spain, was unable to send engineers over to fix the equipment due to the current travel bans.

It has said the pool will remain closed until further notice.

Under the Prime Minister’s roadmap out of lockdown the ban on international travel is set to be reviewed in the third stage on May 17. This could leave Knaresborough residents without their pool for another three months.

In the meantime, the Hydro in Harrogate, Nidderdale leisure centre and pool and Ripon leisure centre will open on 12 April.

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The council has also said it won’t be able to reopen Ripon Spa or Starbeck Baths from April 12. This is because many of the staff have been redeployed to frontline services.

The council didn’t offer a further comment at the time of publication.

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