Pool size matters
SIR – I am writing to clarify the dimensions of the new Westminster Lodge Swimming Pool after Stephen May (Herts Advertiser, December 30) claimed that the water space at the centre was to be reduced. The old Westminster Pool was 33.3m x 12m (six lanes wid
SIR - I am writing to clarify the dimensions of the new Westminster Lodge Swimming Pool after Stephen May (Herts Advertiser, December 30) claimed that the water space at the centre was to be reduced.
The old Westminster Pool was 33.3m x 12m (six lanes wide) a total area of 399.6sq m. The new pool is 25m x 17m (eight lanes wide) making a total area of 425 square metres. The main pool is therefore another 25.4sq m bigger or 6.45 per cent.
The old learner/teaching pool was 12m x 8m (96sq m). The new one will be 17m x 10m (170sq m) making it 74sq m larger than the previous pool. This will be a 77 per cent increase in the water space.
The new centre will also contain a "water confidence area" with a beach area, water spouts, shallow pools, etc., for babies and toddlers to experience playing in water.
You may also want to watch:
Overall, if you do not include the confidence water, the new Westminster Lodge will have 20 per cent more water space than the previous centre.
If you include the water confidence area in the calculation, the increase in water space is 30 per cent.
- 1 Teen suicide prevention charity appoints first ambassador
- 2 Parish council reveals £250K financial scandal over 11 years
- 3 de Havilland Aircraft Museum awarded £90k grant as it plans for May reopening
- 4 Abbey Theatre banner vanishes from St Albans park railings
- 5 Former St Albans Mayor celebrates golden wedding
- 6 Elderly care charity set to close due to pandemic pressures
- 7 What are the district's best pub gardens to visit from April 12?
- 8 Fantastic Mr Fox rescued from balcony with help of RSPCA
- 9 Is the era of face-to-face GP appointments over in Hertfordshire?
- 10 Giant glass wings installed at St Albans Cathedral to offer 'Solace' in loss
CLLR SHEILA BURTON
Portfolio Holder for Sport and Healthy Living
St Albans District Council