Solar panels which have been removed from Jacobs Well, will be re-used and installed on the roof of the changing village
to produce electricity to supplement the existing heating and power at the pool.
Extra insulation, double glazing and energy efficient LED lighting will also be installed to cut down on electricity bills at the pool.
A new state of the art air-conditioning unit will also be installed to dramatically reduce the energy consumption and waste heat used in the changing village at the pool.
The measures are expected to reduce energy consumption at the Bradford Council-run building by up to 25 per cent.
The pool building will be temporarily close to the public on Monday, 10 April and the work is scheduled to last until the start of the summer school holidays.
The measures are in line with industry best practice and, when completed, Eccleshill Pool will be a flagship example of energy efficiency in the district.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Executive Member for Sport and Culture said: “The work on the building is being carried out as part of the Council’s on-going commitment to long-term ‘spend to save’ investment in leisure and sporting facilities in the district and
will help to secure the pool’s long-term future.”
Swimming lessons will be moved to either Bingley, Bowling or Shipley Pools but all fitness classes will be cancelled until the pool re-opens.
The nearest Council pools and gyms are at Shipley, Bingley, Richard Dunn Sports Centre and Keighley.
Existing members of the gym will be able to transfer their membership to another one of Bradford Council’s gyms, and full ClubActive members will be able to use the facilities at any of the Council’s gyms.
For more detailed information about the availability of swimming lessons and gym memberships during the temporary closure please contact Eccleshill Pool on 01274 612329.