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Fire service called to Lammas Leisure Centre as ‘chemicals’ spilled into pool

Fire crews were called to a Nottinghamshire leisure centre after a mechanical issue meant chemicals spilled into the pool.

The pool at Lammas leisure centre in Sutton-in-Ashfield remains closed due to chlorine problems which occurred on Thursday evening, February 3.

Everyone Active, which runs the centre, says the problem was caused by a “minor” issue with the pool’s heating system – it will reopen again to the public on Saturday, February 5.

Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue have confirmed a member of staff was seen by the emergency services after being exposed to the chemicals. They reported having a bad headache.

Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “The pool has been closed temporarily due to a minor mechanical issue with the pool heating system.

“The pool will reopen on Saturday morning, meanwhile other facilities at Lammas will remain open as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Fire and Recue said: “We were called at 9.17pm last night, February 3, to Lammas Leisure Centre.

“We sent three appliances from Ashfield, Mansfield and Stockhill. When we got there we tried to work out what chemicals were in the pool.

“We used pool filteration equipment for detection purposes but we were unable to determine which chemicals had been mixed by accident.

“We passed the incident over to some responsible people with knowledge of these chemicals.

“Casualty wise, one member of staff from Lammas who was exposed to the chemicals and had a bad headache. East Midlands Ambulance Service were on scene.”

In a statement to customers, Lammas Leisure Centre said on its Facebook page: “Due to unforeseen circumstances the swimming pool at Lammas will remained closed until further notice. Many apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

In an update, it said: “Both of our pools will reopen as normal tomorrow morning.

“We thank all of our members for their patience.

“All swimming lessons that have been cancelled due to today’s plant issues, will be reimbursed in your next monthly direct debit payment.

“Those of you who pay for blocks of lessons will receive a discount on your next lesson enrolment. “

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