Special pool covers will be installed at all council-led leisure centres in Tendring to help improve energy efficiency. 

The covers have already been installed at Clacton Leisure Centre and will be added to the pools at Dovercourt Bay and Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles centres on February 27 and 28 respectively. 

The project, which has been funded by Tendring Council’s climate change action plan fund, will help reduce the energy needed to heat the pool. 

Further works to upgrade the lighting at Clacton and Dovercourt Bay to LED lights will also take place in spring for more energy efficiency improvements. 

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Leisure Centre - Walton Lifestyles in Princes Esplanade

Mick Barry, Tendring Council cabinet member for Leisure and Public Realm, said the improvements would benefit leisure centre users. 

He said: “I would like to apologise for the short-term disruption these works, and hope leisure centre customers appreciate these projects will benefit them in the long run. 

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Covers - Councillor Mick Barry at Clacton Leisure Centre with the new pool cover

“Reduced energy costs help to make the leisure centre more sustainable to run – both financially and in support of reducing carbon emissions. 

“I look forward to the completion of these works.”