Magnificent first for Anglesey swimming pools

Swimmers using any of Anglesey’s three pools can rest assured that they meet the highest quality standards.

County Council run swimming pools at Amlwch, Holyhead and Llangefni have become the first in Wales to be awarded the PoolMark Standard – the UK National Standard for operating healthy pools.

The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG) is the leading authority on swimming pool operation, water treatment and technical information relating to health and safety.

PWTAG approved trainer and assessor, Mike Shuff, recently visited Amlwch Leisure Centre to present Anglesey’s accreditation.

Mike explained, “PoolMark is the UK National Standard for quality and healthy pools. It provides assurance to operators and members of the public that these pools meet the highest operational standards.”

“Anglesey’s swimming pools are the first in Wales to achieve this standard. It really is a magnificent first for the island!”

He added, “It has been a privilege to work with Anglesey’s leisure staff in recent months. The restrictions and lockdowns brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic certainly made the compliance process more difficult, but all three leisure centres have worked hard to ensure the highest standards of technical operation for their swimming pools.”

  • Original Article: Isle of Anglesey County Council
  • Date: January 2022