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Bordeaux: the Galin swimming pool will reopen to the public in January


After more than eight years of closure, the establishment on the right bank will finally be able to welcome the public, from the second week of January.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

Good news at the start of the year for Bordeaux swimmers.

Located in the Bastide district, on the right bank of Bordeaux, the Galin swimming pool will be able to welcome the public again, from January 2023. The establishment has been closed since September 2014.

This Tuesday, the swimming pool safety commission, chaired by Mathieu Hazouard, deputy mayor in charge of sports and relations with associations and sports clubs, gave a favorable opinion for the reopening of the establishment.

We finally see the end of the tunnel

”, rejoices the elected official, affirming that “

the opening to the public, to schools and to clubs is therefore well planned for next week


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In 2019, the discovery of asbestos in the ventilation ducts of the Galin swimming pool led the municipality to close the establishment, to begin major rehabilitation work.

This work has incorporated several new features: the creation of a green outdoor beach, water games for children, a paddling pool and a 60m2 physical preparation room.

"All the comforts of a modern and sober building"


Labellized remarkable contemporary architecture of the 20th century, the Galin swimming pool is now equipped with all the comforts of a modern and sober building

", specifies the town hall.

The complete renovation of its equipment allows it to offer a completely redesigned reception [...] and to be accessible to all audiences thanks to an elevator.


From an environmental point of view, the swimming pool is connected to the urban heating network and the filtration of the water is carried out by perlite filters (volcanic rock powder), which "

allows to obtain a quality and a consumption of 'optimal water


Finally, “

an innovative system treats the water used for renewing the pools by recovering the calories for preheating the domestic hot water and supplying the flushes


Source: lefigaro

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