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Guildford Spectrum secures funding from Swimming Pools Support Fund

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Our Spectrum Leisure Centre has been awarded £86,000 from the government's Swimming Pools Support Fund (SPSF) and Sport England. The money will be used for a range of improvements to help the Spectrum become more energy efficient.  

Executive Head of Commercial Services, Kelvin Mills, said: 

"This is great news for the Spectrum, an important leisure resource for our residents.  The funding will help the centre become more environmentally and financially sustainable. The funding will allow us to install three new pool blankets. They will reduce heat loss overnight from the pools, meaning we don't have to use the boilers to keep the pool temperature at the right level. We'll also introduce aerators for the showers. They will reduce water use by pumping air into the system."

Sport England Executive Director - Place, Lisa Dodd-Mayne said:

"Swimming pools and leisure centres are vital community resources and are enormously important in helping people to be physically active.  Many pools have faced a real and significant threat to their survival this year, as local authorities and operators have battled the challenge of increased energy and wider costs, weakened reserves and difficulties with retaining staff. Sport England is proud of the role we've played in supporting these facilities through this difficult period.  We hope today's funding announcement will enable more public pools to improve their energy efficiency to be more environmentally and financially sustainable, so they remain available for future generations to enjoy."

Guildford Spectrum opening times:

Guildford Spectrum is open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays 6.30am to 10.30pm. Our leisure centre has a variety of activities and sports available to the public.  

For more information on what's on at Guildford Spectrum and how to book, visit their website (opens new window).