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1 © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Bishop’s Stortford Paddling Pool Appendix 4 -RepaintRebuildor Re imagine? Toilets?

2 History/Background Pool last refurbished in 2004 Pool last refurbished in 2004 Two part professional re-surfacing to existing GRP liner – 16K Two part professional re-surfacing to existing GRP liner – 16K OK until , then rapid deterioration OK until , then rapid deterioration Does not meet current (PWTAG) standards for water turnover Does not meet current (PWTAG) standards for water turnover However: regular bacteriological tests indicate no actual problem However: regular bacteriological tests indicate no actual problem PWTAG compliance => new pump room 7m*3m PWTAG compliance => new pump room 7m*3m Budget £K105 for refurbishment subject to confirmation of masterplan Budget £K105 for refurbishment subject to confirmation of masterplan Masterplan will go to Council December 9 th 2013 Masterplan will go to Council December 9 th 2013 Pool unused 24*7*7 months and 16*7*5 months Pool unused 24*7*7 months and 16*7*5 months Pool is at main park entrance yet not attractive when out of use – even when refurbished Pool is at main park entrance yet not attractive when out of use – even when refurbished Opportunity during refurbishment? Opportunity during refurbishment? © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council

3 Repaint Make good current surface, repaint using rubberised pool paint - £K2-5 or re-do existing treatment – £K20 Make good current surface, repaint using rubberised pool paint - £K2-5 or re-do existing treatment – £K20 Low cost option, quick fix, temporary Low cost option, quick fix, temporary Maximised area of standing water for paddling Maximised area of standing water for paddling No fountain play feature No fountain play feature Not PWTAG compliant Not PWTAG compliant Unlikely to last more than 2-3 years Unlikely to last more than 2-3 years No relief from glass and vandalism issues No relief from glass and vandalism issues No attractive entrance feature when out of use No attractive entrance feature when out of use © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council

4 Rebuild Rebuild existing paddling pool bringing up to modern standards: £K Rebuild existing paddling pool bringing up to modern standards: £K PWTAG compliant PWTAG compliant 15 – 20 years lifetime 15 – 20 years lifetime Clean and new surfaces for surrounding area Clean and new surfaces for surrounding area Maximised area of standing water for paddling Maximised area of standing water for paddling New central fountain and optionally edge fountains New central fountain and optionally edge fountains No relief from glass and vandalism issues No relief from glass and vandalism issues Limited options to make attractive entrance feature when out of use Limited options to make attractive entrance feature when out of use © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Paddle area New surround path Central fountain Fountains at edge

5 Re imagine Redesign with gentle surface profile, multiple play features & optional lighting: £K Redesign with gentle surface profile, multiple play features & optional lighting: £K PWTAG compliant PWTAG compliant 15 – 20 years lifetime 15 – 20 years lifetime Clean and new surfaces for surrounding area Clean and new surfaces for surrounding area New central fountain and additional play features New central fountain and additional play features Gently sloping sides Gently sloping sides Reduced area of standing water for paddling, total play area unchanged Reduced area of standing water for paddling, total play area unchanged Rapid empty/fill, easier maintenance/glass removal Rapid empty/fill, easier maintenance/glass removal Lighting options Lighting options Several options to make attractive entrance feature when out of use Several options to make attractive entrance feature when out of use © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Splash area, gentle profile, multiple features Paddle area New surround

6 Re-imagine – Further views © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Section Winter / Nightime Central feature (summer – illuminated fountain?) Smooth profile Illumination (optional)

7 Feature Checklist © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council Features Response % (1) RepaintRe-buildRe-imagineNote A better fountain in the centre49% Yes Sloping sides35% Yes A water wall31% Yes Disabled access & enjoyment of the water facility 24% Yes Toilets43% 2 Shade36% 3 Add water troughs and sand play24% Add water rills & troughs33% 4 A suitable slide33% Maximum paddling area- Yes Fast empty/fill- Yes 5 Options for winter feature- Very LimitedYes Approx price (£K) Notes: (1) % (out of 374 respondents) who wanted this feature when surveyed by Cllr Elliott June 2012 (2) Not part of Masterplan, space constrained, could be retrofitted or consider 'one cubicle' option? (3) Could be retrofitted (4) Mechanical feature, vandalism an issue, not recommended (5) Important for maintenance and out of hours use (6) Negotiations and detail continue. Price (except ‘repaint’ option) includes lighting (~7k) and new path surround (~ 8k) Engineering details still to be resolved including colour, base material, planning permission(?), location of plant room, surround material etc. Formal ‘sealed bids’ tender process may be required once requirements finalized

8 Decisions Re-paint, re-build or re-imagine Re-paint, re-build or re-imagine Budget uplift Budget uplift Toilets Toilets Simple (eg 1-2 cubicle) toilets could probably be accommodated, Cheaper if done now! Simple (eg 1-2 cubicle) toilets could probably be accommodated, Cheaper if done now! Guesstimate – 30-60k in addition Guesstimate – 30-60k in addition Masterplan option selected means that Café toilets no longer close to pool Masterplan option selected means that Café toilets no longer close to pool Café toilets were close in option originally selected Café toilets were close in option originally selected Demand will continue, shoukld we spend the money now eg from New Homes Bonus? Demand will continue, shoukld we spend the money now eg from New Homes Bonus? © Bishop’s Stortford Town Council


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