July 14, 2020
An outdoor public swimming pool is to be developed as a companion project to the controversial €22m white-water rafting facility in Dublin’s Docklands.
A site on Custom House Quay has been earmarked for the proposed 50-metre heated pool, which could cost €15m.
Dublin City Council claims the Sea Pool project will create a visitor destination in the area, which is home to the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship and the EPIC museum.
“The combination of these amenities will attract families from Dublin and other parts of Ireland and will give our overseas visitors a new and very healthy option to enjoy their stay in our capital city,” the council said.
A study established that a site on the north bank of the Liffey close to Sean O’Casey footbridge was the best location for the proposed pool.
Locations ruled out were Spencer Dock, Grand Canal Dock and a section of the quays near the 3Arena.
The plans envisage the pool with a depth of two metres and an adjustable section to reduce the depth for an area for children.
The pool would contain freshwater heated to 26.3C.
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