In July 2021, the Aquadome pools will embark on one of the most important upgrades in recent memory. A lot of this won’t be seen by members or guests but the end result will future proof your facility for generations to come.
The Aquadome pools will undergo a behind the scenes rebuild. This will include installing a state of the art pool pump and filtration system, establishing a new heating system while rebuilding and retiling the 50m pool.
Expected to begin early July, the aquatic services at the Aquadome will be disrupted with the closure of both pools; with an aim to reopen the 25m pool on 2 August 2021, followed by the 50m pool on 4 October 2021.
How will this affect my membership?
Access to the pools will not be available during the closure. For those that have an Aquatic only membership, this will be placed on hold for the duration of the 50m pool rebuild. Should you wish to convert your Aquatic membership to a Full Access Health Club membership during this time, the BlueFit team will only be happy to help you discuss our options. Members with a Full Access membership will continue as normal however complementary suspensions will be available to those who wish to put memberships on hold during this time. Upfront Aquatic memberships and 10 Aquatic visit passes will be extended by 3 months. Should you have any queries regarding your membership, please speak to our friendly customer service team.
Health Club memberships will not be affected, with access to our Health Club at both the Aquadome and JMC gym available as well group fitness programs to be maintained as normal. Aqua classes will have a limited offering during the remedial works, returning to the full timetable on 4 October 2021.
How will this affect swim school?
Swim school will be affected for the month of July and will return on August 2 (Week 3 of the school term). All swimming lesson fees will be placed on hold for the month of July with credits applied to your account for any lessons missed during the last week of June. Where possible, we will do our best to hold the current day and time of your swimming lesson. During the months of August and September, if your swimming lesson is normally conducted in the 50m pool; your session will move to the 25m pool with days and times subject to change. Our friendly BlueFit Learn to Swim team will make contact with you to advise. No action will be required by you.
What will I notice when I return?
Water Quality! With the new state of the art filtration system, you will notice clearer, fresher water contributing to better bather comfort.
Change in water temperature. It is likely that the water temperature in the 25m leisure pool will rise. This will make the Learn to Swim experience more enjoyable.
Fresh new tiles in the 50m pool. Lifting tiles and ad-hoc fixes have been something BlueFit have managed over the past 18 months and a clean new look will give the environment a fresh new feel.
Will the Spa and Steam Room be available?
For the safety of our members and guests, the steam room and spa will be closed during the shutdown of the 25m leisure pool. We plan for the spa and steam room services to resume on 2 August 2021. No remedial works have been planned for these areas.
What if I use an external service provider to access the Aquadome pools?
If you use an external provider, including a BlueFit Exercise Physiologist, to access the Aquatic environment, please reach out to these providers to understand how these closures will affect your service.
What if my child uses the Department for Education to access the Aquadome pools?
If your child uses the Department for Education to access aquatic services, please reach out to the department to understand how these closures will affect your service.