Adequacy of paddling pool design in Hamworthy Park

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Dear Poole Borough Council,

Following my earlier request for some information about the above and in view of the non-provision of the requested briefing material, it is noted that the new pool is to be much heavier with the attachment of piles. However, since water is not compressible and the piles in water-logged ground may not resist an uplift imposed by the pool seeking to float, would you please let me know whether the connection to the pool water supply and drainage points are designed to deal with movement. Thank you for the earlier information but it was not adequate to lay this concern affecting the sustainable life of the pool.

Yours faithfully,

Gerald Rigler

Strategy Team - Information, Poole Borough Council

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Culture & Community - Recreation Development, Poole Borough Council

Dear Gerald,


Thank you for your continued interest in Hamworthy Park paddling pool.


The paddling pool design has been carried out by our appointed consultant
in accordance with all relevant codes and standards, and has been subject
to an independent design check. The uplift and movement in the slab was
considered during detailed design and has been incorporated in to the
solution. The design structure has a working life of 50 years.


Many thanks,


Katie Clara Azulay

Recreation Development Officer | Borough of Poole


Recreation Development | Culture & Community

Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole Road, Poole BH17 7BJ




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Dear Culture & Community - Recreation Development,

Thank you for your re-assuring response. It is good to know that the procurement process will deliver a useful pool for several more generations of our youngsters and that pool movements will not generate difficulties.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Rigler