The large and, above all, expensive prestige object, the indoor pool on the Riemerlingen sports campus, is still causing problems for the Hohenbrunn community even a few weeks after it opened: As Mayor Stefan Straßmair (CSU) had to concede in the municipal council, it is not yet possible to use the pay machines to pay cashless. Permanently installed hair dryers are also to be retrofitted. “We have now bought and plugged in five hair dryers at a price of 30 euros each,” said Straßmair. But that is not a permanent solution. “Especially for school children it is important that they can dry their hair.” The handsets could also be stolen.
In the changing rooms of the new building, which cost 27 million euros, there are also no coat hangers, hooks for hanging up jackets or storage space. According to the mayor, other “teething troubles” concern the loudspeakers, which do not have a Bluetooth function, and the operation of the scoreboard in the new gym. This cannot be operated from the hall announcer’s position, but only from the basement. Now a display is to be brought up from which the score and clock from the hall can be set. The minor damage caused by the construction work on the hall floor should not be repaired until the Easter holidays at the earliest, and possibly not until the summer.
The current opening hours for the bathing operation are Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, two lanes are reserved for private swimmers on Tuesdays and Fridays between 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The large training pool will be heated to 26 degrees, the teaching pool to 28 degrees, said the mayor, who had already indicated in previous municipal council meetings that he expects the pool to have an annual deficit of around one million euros – also due to the high energy prices .
An official opening ceremony is planned for Saturday, March 4th. At an open day, the engineers involved in the construction will be available to answer any questions.