Pool at Catmose Sports Centre closed due to problems with the roof

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A swimming pool has been closed temporarily while problems with the roof are investigated.

Swimmers will not be able to use the pool at Catmose Sports Centre in Oakham for at least the next few days.

The decision to close the pool was made jointly by Rutland County Council and Stevenage Leisure, which manages the facility, after a survey to examine leaks in the roof found other issues that require investigation.

The council is in talks with Oakham School about opening its pool to the public while work is taking place, and options in Uppingham, Corby, Melton and Stamford are also being considered.

Full details of alternative swimming locations will be made available at the Rutland County Council website.

Deputy leader of the council Terry King (Con) said: “Closing the pool is not a decision we have taken lightly as it will no doubt cause disruption to regular users.

“However, we want to fully understand what can and can’t be done with the roof, and in the meantime we are closing the pool to members of the public.”

The council said it was not clear how long the pool would be closed for.

The pool at Catmose Sports was revamped in 2007 and this work included a new roof structure, as well as upgrading many of the facilities including the changing rooms.

In June last year a £40,000 film was installed on the roof to reduce the glare from the sun.