City of Wolverhampton Council is urging people not to use Tettenhall Pool while it is being filled and routine water safety checks are carried out to ensure it’s safe for use.
The council is carrying out the work so the pool is ready for use after Government Covid restrictions were lifted. Signage has been put up asking people not to enter the pool until the necessary tests have been done.
This includes samples being sent to a lab to be checked for water safety and quality. The pool will open on Monday 2 August, 2021, if the results show it’s safe to do so.
Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “We understand that the school holidays have begun for many of children and the hot weather has meant people are naturally looking for ways to cool down, but paddling in Tettenhall Pool when water safety checks have not been done is fool hardy. It’s important that tests are carried out and we know the results before it’s safe for people to use.
“There are lots of signs around the pool telling people not to enter which are being ignored, as adults and children have been seen playing in the water even though the pool is not officially open. Once the pool has passed all the necessary safety tests it will be open.”
“We understand that children and youngsters are excited and want to have fun over the summer holidays, which is why the council has plenty of other activities across the whole city to keep them occupied over the summer.” This includes the Yo! Summer Festival for youngster and their families, showcasing hundreds of events across Wolverhampton - many free of charge.