National Aquatic Centre pool fully operational despite leaks

The Managing Director of the company that runs the National Aquatic Centre says the pool is still fully operational despite reports it’s leaking five million litres of water a day. Kieran Rutledge of Dublin Waterworld says the leaks are serious but are not affecting the building’s operations as the pool is still open to the public. A group of Kerry businessmen holds a 95 per cent stake in Dublin waterworld which runs the national aquatic centre. This group also includes Kieran Rutledge and Liam bohan who run the aquadome in Tralee. Yesterday it was reported the pool is leaking five million litres of water a day and that cracks have appeared in plant rooms and that pipes are corroding. Campus Stadium Ireland Developments, the state-owned company responsible for the site, described the reports as inaccurate in many respects. At present, campus stadium Ireland developments are attempting to wrest control of the running of the national aquatic centre from Dublin waterworld through a high court action. This action was taken after the company had failed to pay rent on the facility and a vat bill of 10 million euro and to provide audited accounts. Dublin Waterworld has challenged this action and told the High Court yesterday that all rent monies owed had now been paid.

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