€1.2M investment enhances energy efficiency at Fermoy pool

At Fermoy Swimming Pool after the recently completed energy efficiency upgrade works on the pool, Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Frank O'Flynn is pictured with Fiona Fitzgerald, Theresa Fitzgibbon and Katie Lawton of Fermoy Swimming Pool; Niall O'Meara, MD of Vision Contracting; Gayle Hickey, manager Fermoy Swimming Pool; Margaret O'Donoghue, MDO Cork County Council; Cllr Frank Roche; Ian Fitzgibbon, Fermoy Swimming Pool and Aidan Creagh, SEO Cork County Council. (Photo: Sean Jefferies Photography)

The completion of a €1.2 million upgrade project at Fermoy Swimming Pool will significantly improve the energy performance of the facility, ensuring its continued service to the community for many years to come, Cork County Council announced this week. 

Supported by an SEAI grant of €271K, the completed works include the installation of 170 Solar PV panels, a new insulated roof, upgraded heating systems including the installation of two heat pumps to replace the old geothermal unit, new air handling units, replacement of the hot water gas boiler for showers, triple-glazed windows and doors and external painting of the complex.

Originally constructed in the 1970s and redeveloped in 1996, Fermoy Swimming Pool serves over 150,000 customers annually and provides swimming lessons to over 950 children on a weekly basis. The facility is home to Fermoy Swimming Club, hosts a number of swimming galas and is extensively used by schools to provide lessons to students. Pool staff in Fermoy also operate a Swimming Learning Programme for adults and children.

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