Three men, four turbines: (from left) engineers Marcus Kraft and Sven Buchwald as well as Mayor Georg Kittenrainer in front of the two new air-source heat pumps at the Bayrischzell Alpine open-air swimming pool. © TP
The bathing season at the Alpenfreibad Bayrischzell starts on time. Shortly before, the municipality has now put the two new air-source heat pumps into operation. And the redevelopment goes even further.
Bayrischzell – While the federal government has become entangled in the heating dispute, Bayrischzell has long been on the safe side. Just in time for the start of the new bathing season this Saturday, the two new air-source heat pumps in the Alpenfreibad went into operation. The first renovation step has thus been completed, the municipality announced.
As reported, after the end of the plans for a new building on the Seeberg, Bayrischzell will make the existing swimming pool fit for the future in several construction phases. At the citizens' meeting at the beginning of April, Mayor Georg Kittenrainer announced investments of around one million euros. Everything should be ready by 2024.
Part two of the measures will follow during ongoing operations: By the end of June, a photovoltaic system is to be installed on the roof of the company building, which will then supply the electricity for heat generation and bathing operations. This would make the Alpine open-air swimming pool virtually self-sufficient in terms of energy. The heat pumps and the PV system will cost a total of 195,000 euros, according to the town hall.
Water losses are to be remedied with basin renewal
However, because the water losses will not be remedied until autumn with a pool renewal and a new construction of the children's area, there could still be fluctuating water temperatures this summer despite the new heating technology, the municipality emphasizes. All the more reason to hope for a warm summer, which should get off to a good start, at least on the opening weekend.
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Good news for bathers: Despite the changes, admission prices will remain constant for the time being at five euros for the day ticket (three euros for children up to 16 years) and three euros for the evening ticket from 17 p.m. The alpine outdoor pool is open Saturday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 19 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 21 p.m. The kiosk with its new team (report follows) is also looking forward to many visitors.