Turning boards

Posted Monday 23 April 2018

Work will begin next month to replace the turning boards at the popular Balmoral Baths.

The boards, which are more than 40 years old and beyond their service life, require frequent costly maintenance so that swimmers can continue to use them to turn while doing laps, training and competitions.

The works were designed by a specialist marine consultant and include the reinforcement of structural piles, removal and replacement of the existing turning boards and the construction of a new pontoon-type turning board.

The upgrade was delayed until the cooler months and while maintaining access is a priority, the horseshoe end of the baths will be closed during the works due to safety issues.